Elementary/Special Education Dual Certification

The Dual Teaching Certification is designed to prepare you for employment as a certified teacher in Kentucky P-5 classrooms for elementary instruction and K-12 classrooms for students with Learning and Behavioral Disorders (Special Education). MCC has a 2+2 agreement with Murray State University allowing you the opportunity to complete your Associate in Arts degree in the first two years, followed by two years of Murray State University courses (offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. If you wish to obtain your Bachelor's degree through any of Kentucky's other 4-year universities, you may transfer after completing the Associate in Arts degree.

Available Credentials

Associate in Arts

This fulfills the first half of the required coursework to transfer and complete the Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Science, LBD with Elementary Education Emphasis

Completion of this degree prepares students to take the required teahcer licensing exams in the state of Kentucky.

For program course requirements, consult the advising guide.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a Bachelor of Science in LBD with Elementary Education emphasis are available in public and private schools.

Admission Requirements

For the first two years of the program, consult MCC's general admission requirements.

For other state universities, consult their individual web sites.

Length of Program

The program can be completed in four years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester.

For More Information

Lisa Lee
(270) 824-8612

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.