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Elementary Education and Special Education (Composite)

Utah State University

48 months
24728 USD/year
23434 USD/year
8054 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Elementary Education and Special Education (Composite) program of the Utah State University is a combination of courses required for the elementary education major and the special education major.


Students who complete the Elementary Education and Special Education (Composite) program of the Utah State University are eligible for two licenses, one for special education and one for elementary education, teaching grades 1-8 (though, students are "highly qualified" to teach grades 1-6 based on federal standards for "No Child Left Behind"). Students gain content knowledge through the elementary education program and learn strategies for teaching diverse learners through the special education program.

This degree gives students the opportunity to have more flexibility in their careers. Having both licenses allows teachers to move back and forth between special education and elementary education. Most public school teachers will have special needs students in their classrooms, and this composite degree makes them more qualified to meet the unique educational needs of these students. Some states even require special education teachers to have an elementary or secondary education background. Additionally, USU’s special education program boasts 100% job placement for its students upon graduation.

Career Options

With a degree in elementary education and special education (composite), students may pursue the following careers:

  • Classroom teacher for grades 1-6
  • Public or private school educator
  • Adult service provider
  • Recreation specialist
  • Behavior specialist
  • Developmental specialist
  • Early intervention provider

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Education and School Practicum

  • Beginning Classroom Management
  • Seminar in Early Childhood Education
  • Practicum in Early Childhood Education
  • Education of Exceptional Individuals
  • Technology for Teaching Exceptional Learners

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Pay $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university must be mailed to the address on the right. Do not open the envelope with the official transcript. 
  • Certified English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages.
  • English Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Bank Statement Copy
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12364 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    23434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11717 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8054 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4027 USD per semester during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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