Specialty electives are grouped into specialty areas. Students must complete a total of three specialty areas of 9 credit hours each. Students wishing to emphasize one specialty area may satisfy two of their three specialty areas by taking 18 credit hours in that area. A course may be counted in one specialty area only and may not be used to fulfill any other elective requirement. Check the Undergraduate Catalog for any prerequisites required for these courses. Students electing to pursue the specialty areas for early development and learning (PreK-K) teacher licensure or early childhood education teacher licensure preparation (PreK-3) will take a total of 34 credit hours in this specialty area plus an additional 3 credit hours from their advanced social science electives.