Early Childhood Education/Special Education Dual Major
Pursue a satisfying career as a teacher who can help young students flourish — especially those with special needs.
Why study Early Childhood Education/Special Education?
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and field placements:
- Learn how to create educational environments that support and nurture positive developmental outcomes.
- Work with expert faculty who will prepare you for a bachelor’s degree and certification to teach in a variety of Pre-K to twelfth grade settings.
- Participate in school-based observation and participation each semester and gain real world experience with field experiences beginning your first year and continuing through student teaching in your last semester.
Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:
- Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
- 92% of students receive financial aid.
- Over 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.
What can I do with a degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education?
- PreK to Grade 4 Education Teacher
- PreK to Grade 12 Special Education Teacher including in early intervention, learning and emotional support.
- Public schools
- Private schools
- Intermediate Units
Keystone College student Jennifer M. Gaughan discusses Keystone College’s Early Childhood Education program on WBRE’s “PA live!”
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Important Resources for Education Students
Heather Shanks-McElroy, PhD
Jan Kaskey, MS
Jeanie Prall, MS
Karen Arcangelo, PhD, NCSP
Maryellen Tharp, MS
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