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At a Glance: Secondary Dual Educator Program

Earn a teaching license, special education and content area endorsements, and a master's degree within two academic years

How can you teach your favorite subject and also be the most prepared secondary teacher for today's classroom? The Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP) is an innovative program designed to meet the challenges of the modern classroom. It offers teachers multiple skill sets to differentiate content so that students at all ability levels can be successful. In this cohort program you will be prepared to teach effectively in your subject and also be equipped to work with students who have special needs. 

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Program benefits

As a member of this program, you will:

  • Learn best practices for teaching in your chosen subject area
  • Learn effective teaching strategies to work with students who have special needs in your classroom and other educational settings
  • Enjoy benefits of learning with colleagues in a cohort group

Upon completion, you will be prepared for licensure in your subject area and special education in a middle or high school classroom.

Who is this for?

The program is for college graduates who are interested in an initial teaching license at the middle and secondary level with endorsements in special education and a content area.

Program format

  • Full time
  • Face-to-face cohort groups
  • 93 credits over two academic years
  • On-campus instruction with extensive field experience

Get started

Getting started in the Secondary Dual Educator Program requires graduate admission. You will need a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and to determine a subject area.

  1. There is one prerequisite course: PSY 311 Human Development
  2. Take the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or the Praxis Core Academic Skills and ORELA content area specialty tests
  3. Meet with a content area adviser to review your transcript and determine a subject area
  4. Register for the SDEP mailing list to get the latest information on upcoming events and courses


Tracy Williams-Murphy
Program Manager
1-800-547-8887 ext 58102
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Admission deadline: Still accepting applications for fall 2013 program start.
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