Dual Certification: General/Special Education (Grades 1-5) | LSU Majors

Dual Certification: General/Special Education (Grades 1-5)

You are interested in helping others; teaching children with special needs is a great way to do that.

About General/Special Education

This new undergraduate degree option is designed to provide you with the opportunity to receive dual certification in elementary grades 1-5 and special education through an integrated program of study.

Possible Careers

  • General education classroom teacher
  • Inclusive special education teacher
  • Resource room special education teacher

Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
  • 2.5 GPA (LSU and overall)

Senior College

College of Human Sciences & Education


B.S., Bachelor of Science

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Reading & Literature:  High Intensity
  • Communication:  Medium Intensity
  • Lab Hours or Field Work:  Medium Intensity
  • Math:  Low Intensity
  • Science:  Low Intensity
  • Technology:  Low Intensity

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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