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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.

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.

Fall 2015 Information Sessions

If you are interested in one of the 4+1 tracks, we encourage you to attend one of the below information sessions or contact the program coordinator for additional information. Students interested in the M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth track may contact Bridget Duda and those interested in the M.A. in TESL track may contact Scott Stevens.

Track Date Time Location
M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth, 4+1 Tuesday, September 29 2:00-3:00 TBA
M.Ed in Exceptional Children and Youth, 4+1 Wednesday, October 7 5:30-6:30 TBA

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.

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