What will I learn?

In our Integrated Elementary and Special Education Program, you can earn two certifications in four years, which opens doors to more career options. You’ll be eligible for certification in elementary education (grades 1-6) and special education (grades K-12).

Our class sizes are small, and students receive plenty of individual mentoring from our experienced faculty, who are very well connected with area schools. With an extensive network of partner schools, you’ll apply skills learned in the classroom to real-world settings and gain the expertise to excel in your career.

The integrated elementary and special education program is a professional teacher preparation program that will give you an in-depth understanding of exceptionalities and knowledge of the developmental, academic, and social needs of elementary school-age children.

You’ll learn through a planned sequence of coursework, independent study, field observations, student teaching, conferences, lectures, and other educational experiences.

Upon successful completion of course work and specified Praxis II state examinations and the recommendation of the University, students are eligible for Connecticut teacher certification in special education (grades K-12) and elementary education (grades 1-6).

Career Outlook

Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Demand for special education services and teachers should rise as children with disabilities are increasingly being identified earlier and enrolled in special education programs.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$40,490.00 per year
USD $20,245 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

19 January 2022


College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

200 Bloomfield Avenue,



06117, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A candidate for admission to the University of Hartford must be a graduate of, or student who will be graduated from, an accredited secondary school, or must have passed a state secondary school equivalency examination.

For international students

For students who have demonstrated above average performance in the first years of high school will be considered without their final year results. You will be required to present the following results: 2.75 (out of 4.0); 3.75 (out of 5.0); 80% (out of 100); 70% (out of 100) India/Canada.

IELTS - 6.5


Pearsons – 58

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Hartford - Undergraduate Admissions

The University of Hartford is a progressive and outward looking institution, whose alumni confidently pursue fulfilling and impactful careers.

  • Small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1
  • Seven faculties offering over 100 undergraduate programmes
  • Top 5 percent of AACSB accredited business schools worldwide
  • Beautiful 350-acre landscaped campus

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