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Westminster College's First Dual Certification Education Majors to Begin Student Teaching

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Westminster College's first group of dual certification education majors will be student teaching during the spring semester to complete requirements for graduation next May.

The students will spend half the semester teaching in general education settings and the other half of the semester in special education settings.

"With dual certification in elementary education and special education, these teachers will be certified to teach general education in kindergarten through sixth grade, and special education from birth through 12th grade," said Dr. Amy Camardese, Westminster assistant professor of education and special education coordinator.

"Westminster College is one of the few colleges in Pennsylvania that has a dual certification program," she added. "We have worked diligently for several years to put this program in place and are especially proud of the thirteen candidates who have completed additional coursework and field experiences. We believe that dual certification candidates will be very sought-after in school districts."

Camardese and Dr. Linda Domanski, Westminster associate professor and chair of the Department of Education, are the professors for the special education block.

Contact Camardese at (724) 946-7183 or e-mail for additional information.

L-r: Dr. Camardese, Molly Johnston, Carly Graham, Mallory Waid, Kait Etzel-Hardman, Megan Mancini, Kaitlyn Kaus, Lindsey Thomas, Anna Will, Danielle Hogue, Jessica Wiedmann, Missy Opalanko, Christy Brink, Kelly Altemose, Dr. Domanski