Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
can become certified in both elementary education and special
education by the addition of one semester of schooling to complete
student teaching in both areas. New regulations require special
educators to not only collaborate with general education teachers,
but to provide content instruction that is academically demanding and
pedagogically sound. Therefore, the dual training provides greater
accountability for the special educator.
curriculum and on-site classroom experience ensures that students
are prepared to handle the particular demands of special education.
can earn dual certification in special education and elementary
education, making them more desirable hires to future employers.
electing the special education major will fulfill a 24-credit
concentration in special education rather than education
concentrations in English, history, math, or science. This sequence
will lead to the "highly qualified status" required of the
No Child Left Behind legislation for special educators. Please note,
a grade of “C” or above is required for all education courses. A
student receiving a grade below “C” will be required to retake
student teaching is the culminating event for seniors in education.
This experience provides an extensive on-site, 15-week opportunity to
work with a certified special educator and practice the knowledge and
skills learned in the classroom setting.
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Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for nearly 30 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.
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Situated on 476 acres, Saint Joseph's College's on-campus programs benefit from picturesque views of Sebago Lake, a connected campus, and more than 40 rigorous academic programs. Look for the green book icon wherever our campus programs are discussed.
Since offering its first distance education program in 1976, Saint Joseph's College's online programs give new students and working professionals alike access to next-move certificate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in a 100-percent online learning environment. Look for the orange laptop icon wherever our online programs are discussed.