Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

Elementary Education/Special Education, B.A.

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This degree program leads to initial teaching licensure (leading to teaching certification), with dual credentials in elementary education and special education.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

Professional Education Requirements

The Elementary/Special Education program prepares students to seek licensure as a K-6 elementary teacher and K-12 special education teacher. A minimum of 120 credit hours is for this degree program.

All major courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. A minimum UW cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for most junior and senior level professional education courses, including EDEL 4500 Residency in Teaching. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is major content courses is required. A minimum of 42 credits must be upper division.

An initial background check must be completed prior to starting any field or practicum experience. Student fees cover the cost of this initial background check so work with your College of Education advisor for details.

All Professional Education requirements must be compelted with a grade of C or higher.



An approved background check must be on file with the College of Education Student Success Center for registration and completion of these courses.

  • Credits: 1 If EDEC 1020 is completed EDST 1200 is not required.
  • Credits: 1
  • Credits: 2 A minimum of 2.75 UW cumulative GPA is required for registration. A copy of your valid Wyoming Substitute Teaching Permit must be on file with the College of Education Student Success Center no later than the first day of class.

Residency in Teaching

All methods courses must be completed prior to enrollment in Residency in Teaching.

Elementary Education Content

Minimum 2.50 GPA required in major content. All major content courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to enrollment in EDEL 4109  , EDEL 4309 , EDEL 3720  and EDEL 4410 .

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