Preparing Highly-Qualified Educators
Our Leading Teacher Dual Certification Program qualifies you to become certified in your desired certification content area and special education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We prepare you to meet the diverse educational needs of students in various school settings including students with disabilities, challenging behavior and social and emotional needs. As a graduate, you are eligible to be certified in your content area (PreK-4, middle level, or secondary) and special education (K-12) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our dual certification undergraduate program provides you with opportunities each semester to apply classroom material in the field. We offer multiple placements for you in a variety of educational settings to transfer what you learn at Duquesne to what you will use in the classroom as a future educator.
Field Experience for Dual Majors
As a student, you will have hands-on opportunities to expand your horizons in various learning environments, field placements and unique student teaching opportunities. Field placements for dual majors provide real-world experience in special education classrooms. You will complete three field experience courses in special education in addition to field experiences in your content area and your student teaching experience. Explore our student teaching and field experiences.
Dual Certification Program Options
Our Leading Teacher Dual Certification Program qualifies undergraduate students to become certified in both general and special (K-12) education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We will prepare you in your desired certification area.
|Earn a B.S.Ed. with dual certification in special education and...|
|Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)|
|Middle Level Education (4-8)|
|Secondary Education (7-12)|
Get a Jump Start on Graduate Studies
We offer an early start option for School of Education undergraduate students who are interested in a graduate degree in Special Education. During your junior or senior year, you have the opportunity to take up to five courses in the M.S.Ed. Special Education - Cognitive, Behavior and Physical/Health Disabilities master’s program at the undergraduate tuition rate.
Opportunities in Education
These courses are a sampling of your studies in the program. In addition, you will have diverse field experiences throughout your four years.
Visit our School of Education
Attend our School of Education Representative Meeting to learn about our teaching degree program and explore our Curriculum Center. You can also observe our collaborative learning environment first-hand by visiting our “Fundamentals of Classroom Assessment” course taught by Dr. Amy Olson.
Explore Your Opportunities
Learn about admission requirements and the application process
Experience in the Classroom
Discover in-depth field experience and student teaching opportunites in the Pittsburgh community, across the country and abroad.
Explore all of our undergraduate teaching programs