SOE launches dual licensing program

Fri, 2012-07-27 11:39 -- univcomm

The Anderson University School of Education has announced the launch of a dual licensing undergraduate program for Special Education and Elementary Education. The program will focus on skills needed to teach every child between birth and age twelve. The dual licensing program was created in response to the critical need for highly-trained professionals who know how to teach and work in the inclusive classroom and with every child. The program was created through cooperation with area teachers, parents, schools and the State of Indiana.

“The addition of the special education program will ensure that children our graduates teach have a highly qualified teacher,” said Dr. Diana Ross, dean of the School of Education at Anderson Unviersity. “The program is designed to prepare our students and teachers who would like to add a special education license to successfully teach students who have learning and/or behavior challenges. This is a great day for the School of Education."

The dual licensing undergraduate program will combine regular Education and Special Education into one undergraduate program. Completion of the Special Education and Elementary dual licensing undergraduate program will enable teachers to be licensed in Indiana Special Education in Mild Interventions, Learning Disabilities, and Emotional Disabilities.

We are exceptionally pleased that Anderson University has chosen to make this a dual license in special education and elementary education,” said Mary Glenn Rinne, director of Pre-service Education for the Indiana Professional Standards Board. “This will prepare teachers for the full range of children that will be in their classrooms.”

Teacher education programs at the Anderson University, are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE), the most prestigious accrediting agency for teacher preparation programs and the Indiana Professional Standards Board (IPSB). For more information about the program, please contact the AU School of Education at (765)-641-4400 or visit the School of Education Web site at:

Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of approximately, 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business, education, nursing and theology.