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4+1 Tracks

Program Coordinators:

The 4+1 tracks are a great way to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a total of five years. Students complete a traditional four-year undergraduate program in 4 years and then pursue a master’s program in the fifth (+1) year. The School of Education offers the following 4+1 tracks for current UD undergraduates.

M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth

The M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth 4+1 track offers three possible concentrations:
  • Autism/Severe Disabilities. UD students in the early childhood education major or Elementary Teacher Education major/Special Education concentration can become eligible for teacher certification in Autism/Severe Disabilities and earn an M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth in the +1 year.
  • Elementary Special Education. UD students in secondary education majors or the Elementary Teacher Education major/ESL, Middle School, or Urban Education concentrations can become eligible for teacher certification in special education and earn an M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth in the +1 year.
  • Secondary Special Education. UD students in secondary education majors or the Elementary Teacher Education major/Middle School concentrations can become eligible for teacher certification in special education and earn an M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth in the +1 year.

Information sessions will be held on September 28 from 5:30-6:30 and October 12 from 2:30-3:30. Both sessions will take place in Willard Hall 319.

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language

Through the M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language 4+1 track, UD students in the undergraduate English major can become eligible for teacher certification English as a Second Language and earn the M.A. in TESL in the +1 year.

Additional Tracks

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a 4+1 track for students in the Early Childhood Education major or Elementary Teacher Education major during their fifth year.

Through the M.A. in Childhood Foreign Language Education 4+1 track, students in the Early Childhood Education major or Elementary Teacher Education major who demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency in Spanish can earn an M.A. in Childhood Foreign Language Education in the +1 year.

School of Education  •  113 Willard Hall Education Building  •  Newark, DE 19716
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