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Childhood/Special Education and Early Childhood/Special Education

These programs integrate practical experience and hands-on knowledge with a rich theoretical understanding of how children learn and how they can best be taught. We prepare our students to meet the challenges of teaching and leadership in today’s demanding educational environment.

Your advisor is Teress Nugent.

Whether your major is Early Childhood/Special Education (Birth-Grade 2 Certification) or Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6 Certification), your first year curriculum will look like this (all terms and sessions are required):

Spring Term 

Field Observations

Science in Our Lives

Counting and Chance OR Cracking the Code

Societies and Social Sciences

Writing the Essay

New Student Seminar

Summer Terms I and II 

Science in our Lives

Two Liberal Arts Core Courses from the following areas:

  • Expressive Cultures
  • Cultures and Contexts
  • Foreign Language

Advanced College Essay