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    The university is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide certification courses and practical experiences designed to meet requirements for the Cognitive, Behavioral, and Physical Disabilities (CBPD) certificate in special education. The teaching certificate enables graduates to teach children identified as having mental retardation, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, or behavior disorders in school placements from kindergarten through grade twelve.

    While students may declare the major in special education and work for a single teaching certificate (CBPD), most students opt for the dual certification program. Students may declare the major in special education and work for a single teaching certificate, the comprehensive M/PH certificate. Students may declare the special education/elementary education major and study for elementary education teacher certification and special education certification. The special education/elementary education certification program includes credits beyond the minimum required for the baccalaureate degree. The

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling basis Tuition fee Not specified Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Requirements Outside the Major

    These courses will satisfy a portion of the student’s Liberal Studies block requirements

    • ENGL 101 - Introduction to College Writing Credits: 3
    • ENGL 103 - College Writing II Credits: 3
    • ENGL 210 - Interpreting Literature Credits: 3
    • COMM 200 - Public Speaking Credits: 3
    • PHYS 101 - Concepts of Science I/ Lab Credits: 3
    • MATH 210 - Elementary Mathematics I Credits: 3
    • MATH 310 - Elementary Mathematics II Credits: 3
    Foundations - Credits: 22-23
    • ELEC 100 - Early Childhood Education Theory & Practice Credits: 3
    • ELEC 200 - Child Development Typical Credits: 3
    • ELEC 285 - Integrating Creative Expression through the Arts Credits: 3
    • ELEC 348 - Leadership, Advocacy & Program Development Credits: 3
    • SPED 121 - High Incidence Disabilities Credits: 3
    • SPED 230 - Developmental Disorders Credits: 3
    • PE 243 - Educational Movement in Health & Wellness Credits: 3
    • OR DANC223, Creative Dance Credits / Units: 1

    Diversity Block - Credits: 9
    • ELEC 230 - Field-Based Child Development Typical Credits: 3
    • ELEC 237 - ELL Strategies and Practice for Early Childhood Education Credits: 3
    • ELEC 281 - Family and Community Diversity and Partnerships Credits: 3
    Early Literacy Block - Credits: 6
    • ELEC 214 - Developmental Formal & Informal Assessment Credits: 3
    • ELEC 238 - Literacy Practices for the Emergent Learner(PreK-grade 1) Credits: 3
    Block 1- Credits: 10
    • ELEC 311 - Mathematics & Literacy Teaching Lab Pre K - 4 Credits: 1
    • ELEC 330 - Literacy Practices for the Developing Learner, Grades 2 - 4 Credits: 3
    • ELEC 340 - Mathematics Methods and Strategies for PRE K - 4 Teachers Credits: 3
    • SPED 325 - Interventions in the Inclusive Classroom Credits: 3
    Block 2 - Credits: 15
    • ELEC 420 - Early Childhood Field Experience Credits: 3
    • ELEC 440 - ECE Curriculum Integration: Theory into Practice Credits: 3
    • ELEC 460 - Instructional Strategies for Science and Technology Credits: 3
    • ELEC 470 - Social Studies & Citizenship Credits: 3
    • SPED 326 - Special Education Law and Procedures Credits: 3
    Special Education Professional Semester - Credits: 15
    • SPED 430 - Positive Behavior Strategies Credits: 3
    • SPED 431 - Behavior Disorders and Autism Credits: 3
    • SPED 432 - Intervention in the Content Areas Credits: 3
    • SPED 433 - Assessment Strategies in Special Education Credits: 3
    • SPED 434 - Professional Collaboration and Ethical Practices Credits: 3
    Student Teaching - Credits: 12

    All coursework in previous areas must be completed prior to Student Teaching

    • ELEC 455 - Student Teaching: Early Childhood Credits: 12
    • SPED 455 - Student Teaching - Special Education Credits: 12, 6, 3

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT. We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.

    In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:

    • Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable

    • SAT or ACT Scores

    • $30.00 application fee

    WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.
    Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.

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