The comprehensive science and arts for teaching (CSAT) major is designed for students seeking certification to teach in specialized areas at the elementary and/or middle school levels. It provides a solid foundation in subject-matter knowledge and pedagogical approaches across all content areas taught at these levels; fine arts, health and physical education, integrated science, language arts, mathematics, and social studies. Students complete several field experiences in classrooms, as well as learning to plan instruction and assessments and to understand and work with diverse populations, including extraordinary-needs learners. Our graduates have a unique combination of skills and experiences that are highly valued.
In addition to degree requirements, special education candidates must complete the CSAT major, elementary special education major, special education core curriculum, and endorsement requirements for two endorsements. Prior to beginning in the College of Education, students are expected to complete all courses in general education and the major. In addition, they must complete PSY 325, PSY 304, EDF 315, PSY 310 and/or PSY 326.
Apply to the College of Education by February 1 for fall admission.