Dual licensure programs prepare teacher candidates to enter the career field with the mindset and commitment in working with all students in their classrooms. Education is changing and teachers are having to learn strategies and provide interventions for a wide range of students, including those with and without disabilities. Therefore, general education teachers and special education teachers alike benefit from the strategies and evidence based practices designed for students with special needs. By doing this dual licensure program you would be better prepared to teach and you will be more marketable in the hiring process across both settings. Especially with the movement towards inclusive practices in all DOE schools, administrators appreciate having general education teachers and special education teachers with both sets of skills and knowledge.