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Early Childhood Education/Special Education Dual Major

The need for teachers who have a foundation in early childhood and special education has expanded over the last decade.

The major targets the creation of individual, age, linguistic, physical, social, and culturally appropriate educational environments that support and nurture positive developmental outcomes.

The bachelor of science degree in early childhood education/special education prepares professionals to teach in a variety of Pre-K to fourth grade settings. The special education certification prepares professionals to plan instruction and demonstrate effective classroom adaptations in a variety of Pre-K to twelfth grade settings.

Graduates prepared with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education/special education know how to plan and implement instruction and demonstrate effective classroom adaptations. Numerous opportunities to practice skills in authentic settings and, observe in various environments are provided.

Real World Experiences

Classroom experiences give you school-based observation and participation each semester. There’s simply no better preparation for future teachers than real world experience. Observing how students react to different styles of instruction and learning how to adjust in response, will prepare you for a successful career in education.

  • Field experiences begin the first semester
  • Pre-student teaching placements
  • 14 weeks of student teaching last semester
Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Minors

Develop an additional focus of study to help expand your resume by completing another minor.

Faculty Profiles

Dudley, Michelle, PhD

Dudley, Michelle, PhD

Instructor of Education and Program Director for Secondary and Accelerated Programs
Consagra, Mariel H., MS

Consagra, Mariel H., MS

Instructor of Education    
Prall, Jeanie, MS

Prall, Jeanie, MS

Instructor and Program Director of Middle & Secondary Education and Accelerated Programs
Shanks-McElroy, Heather, PhD

Shanks-McElroy, Heather, PhD

Professor of Education, Program Director for ECE, Child and Family Studies and Graduate Program - ECE Leadership

Tharp, Maryellen, MS

Professor of Education    
Arcangelo, Karen, PhD, NCSP

Arcangelo, Karen, PhD, NCSP

Chair of the Education Department, Associate Professor and Program Director of Early Childhood Education/Special Education, and Faculty Coordinator of Adult and Online Learning
Kaskey, Jan, MS

Kaskey, Jan, MS

Professor of Education     

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