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4+1 Programs

The 4+1 programs are a way to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a total of five years.

Students have the opportunity to complete a traditional four-year bachelor’s program plus a master’s program in one additional (+1) year in our 4+1 programs. There are four 4+1 programs for current UD undergraduates.

  • 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.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language. 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.

Nationally Accredited Programs

All of our teacher education programs are nationally accredited through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This means that upon successful completion of one of these graduate programs you will receive our institutional recommendation which allows you to apply for certification in most states.

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