Throughout this program, youll gain comprehensive knowledge of instructional theory and practice and general special education. Youll also examine traditional and innovative research-based approaches to teaching a diverse population of students.
And youll meet the requirements for both the elementary and special education endorsements without taking any additional credits (120 total credits). Graduates of this program are highly marketable candidates for both elementary education and special education teaching positions.Become an engaging, inspiring leader in the classroom with the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education / Special Education degree program at Southern New Hampshire University.
Looking for an opportunity to refine your teaching skills even more? Further pursue your passion for teaching and working with children as you earn your bachelor's and master's degrees as well as your teacher certification in our combined five-year program.
Whether you're entering college straight out of high school or you've been working in the "real world" and always wanted to teach, you can add SNHU's Master of Arts in Teaching program to the BA in Elementary Education degree program, taking your preparation for teaching that much further and making you that much more marketable. With so much hands-on experience, a five-year MAT program helps prepare you for the competitive teaching field by providing more breadth of experience and knowledge in the field.
With SNHU's combined BA/MAT, you'll be prepared for a number of career opportunities in various classroom and other settings. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, special education teachers will see growth of around six percent through 2022, while K-12 educators can expect anywhere between twelve percent for kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers and six percent for high school teachers.
Although competitive, the outlook for education jobs in the years ahead looks promising for graduates:
This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teachers license or endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits. View disclosure information.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
As we look at your application, our first consideration is your academic background. We also look for well-rounded students who have a variety of interests and have been involved in school and/or community activities.
Most candidates admitted to SNHU have completed 16 college-prep courses, including:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
SNHU offers several types of grant and scholarship programs to full-time undergraduate day students. This year we're increasing our aid so that students with GPAs of 2.5 and higher could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships. Most of our degree-seeking students receive some form of financial assistance.
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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