Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12)

  • Overview

    If teaching those with learning disabilities and special needs is your calling, the special education major is for you. WPU is proud to offer a blended program so students can earn licensure in both elementary education (K-6) and in Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12).

    Here you will dissect the learning process and examine the future of K-12 education. Our professors will challenge you to explore the latest teaching methods through relevant coursework, extensive field and practicum experiences, and enriching student-teaching opportunities.

    A close partnership with the Wake County Public School System, one of the best school systems in North Carolina, offers students access to extensive resources, valuable professional contacts and student teaching opportunities unavailable at other higher education undergraduate programs. Simply put, our students are prepared, connected and ready to make a difference when they graduate, with many going on to obtain additional specialization or earning their master’s degree.

    Study Education at WPU
  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in Elementary and Special Education. 

    Dual Elementary and Special Education B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Amanda Bock, WPU professor.
    Associate Professor of Special Education; Program Director of Adapted Curriculum Licensure
    Associate Professor of Education; Department Chair of Education
  • Careers

    The education major was specifically designed with help from the Wake County Public School System — people who understand what teachers need to know and the skills they need to master. WPU’s program is unique since it is a “blended” program where students earn licensure in both elementary education (K-6) and in Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12).

    WPU education graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

    • CCR Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
    • 4th Grade Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
    • Special Education Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools
    • 6th Grade Integrated Language Arts Teacher, St. Mary’s Catholic High School, VA
    • Occupational Course of Study Teacher, Wilson County Schools
    • ASD Teacher, Osceola County School District
    • Exceptional Children’s Resource Teacher, Zeb Vance Elementary School
    • 5th Grade Teacher, Millbrook Elementary Magnet School

    WPU graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

    • East Carolina University, Special Education
    • Hawaii Pacific University, Social Work
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