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2017-2018 Academic Catalog | Inclusive Education Dual Licensure (M.A.T.)

Inclusive Education Dual Licensure MAT Program


Program Overview

The Trinity School of Education offers dual licensure MAT options focused on preparing all educators to work with students with diverse learning needs. At Trinity we believe that all educators should be prepared to work with students with disabilities. This program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to teach students with and without disabilities in inclusive settings. This program is the first and only dual licensure MAT program offered by a university in the District of Columbia. The dual licensure options include: Early Childhood Education and Special Education, Elementary Education and Special Education, or Secondary Education and Special Education. Candidates will graduate with an MAT in their primary focus (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education) and receive licensure in that primary focus area AND Special Education. This option requires candidates to take four courses in Special Education in addition to their course sequence in their primary focus area.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I opt in to the Dual Licensure Program?

Candidates may choose this immediately upon acceptance into their primary focus area. Candidates may also choose to opt in to the program during their first year of study AFTER completing the introductory course in special education (EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth) .

How do I opt in to the Dual Licensure Program?

Meet with your advisor to develop a Dual Licensure Program of Study. Once that Program of Study is developed, you may begin taking the necessary courses in special education reflected in the program of study.

How much longer does it take to complete the Dual License Program?

The program requires four additional courses. This typically results in only two additional semesters.

What courses in Special Education are required?

This program requires four courses in Special Education (in addition to the introductory course, EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth). The courses include:

EDTE 629 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities
EDTE 630 Human Relations and Career Education in Special Education
EDTE 634 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities
EDTE 691 Practium in Special Education

Do I have to complete a Student Teaching Internship in Special Education AND my primary focus area?

No. You do not have to complete a Student Teaching Internship course in Special Education. However, you are required to complete EDTE 691 Practium in Special Education which requires 100 hours working with students with disabilities in a school. You must complete this practicum prior to your Student Teaching Internship in your primary focus area. Upon completion of all of your coursework, you will complete your Student Teaching Internship in your primary focus area (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education).

Do I have to pass the Praxis II in my focus area and in special education?

Yes. Prior to your student teaching, you must pass both Praxis II exams.


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