Early Childhood with Special Education

Early Childhood with Special Education

Undergraduate Major in Early Childhood with Special Education

Students who complete this program will be eligible for Preschool through Grade Three Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing and the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement.

Candidates for this certification must also complete a liberal arts major within the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences:

Art , Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Earth and Environmental Sciences, History, Mathematics, Media Arts, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish or Women's and Gender Studies

Click HERE for a program sheet. View our course catalog for detailed course descriptions.

All education majors must take the following General Education courses or their equivalent:

MATH 215: Problem Solving in Math (3cr)

WGST 110: Diversity and Difference (3cr)

BIO 225: Human Sexual Bio for GEP (3cr)

ECE 212: Human Development: Prenatal to Adolescence (3cr)
or PSYC 150: Development, Birth to Adolescence (3cr)

Program Requirements (42 credits):

Phase I. Students may take up to 6 credits in Phase I prior to passing the Praxis CORE.

ECE 200: Intro to Early Childhood (3cr)

ECE 210: Young Children’s Development, Behavior and Learning (3cr)

ECE 225: Professional Dispositions in ECE (1cr)

LTED 270: Emerging Literacy at Home and At School (3cr)







Phase II. Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of Phase I, passing score on the Praxis CORE (unless exempt)

ECE 300: Early Primary Curriculum (3cr)

ECE 305: Early Childhood Math Science Technology Workshop (2cr)

ECE 331: Early Childhood Practicum (1cr)

ECE 350: Early Childhood Integrated Curriculum (3cr)

ECE 460: Working with Families of Young Children (3cr)

LTED 307:  Nature of Reading Disabilities (3cr)

LTED 350: Early Child. Reading, Lang. and Lit Curriculum (2cr)

SPEC 310: Communication Skills in Early Childhood (3cr)

SPEC 320: Educational Needs of the Preschool Child with Disabilities (3cr)



















Phase III. Students must pass the Early Childhood Content Knowledge Praxis II (5025) prior to Phase III.

ECE 400: Classroom Management/Positive Behavior Supports (3cr)

ECE 470: Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education (4cr)

ECE 475: Reflecting on Teaching and Learning (2cr)












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