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Special Education Certification
Earning a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in special education simultaneously at OSU
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing special education certification may do so through the 5 year Professional Program in Special Education. Students enter the program their senior year prior to their student teaching internship in elementary or secondary education. They delay the student teaching internship and begin the graduate special education coursework and clinical experiences. Upon completion of 33 hours of graduate special education courses, students complete their full time internship but are assigned to both their elementary or secondary placement and special education assignment during this semester. At the end of the internship semester, students graduate with a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's of Science degree simultaneously and are highly qualified in special education.