May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Childhood and Special Education, BSEd

Location(s): California Campus, Clarion Campus, Edinboro Campus

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Many employment opportunities exist in the state of Pennsylvania and throughout the country in pre-school and special education programs. The College of Education offers a program of study which will provide students with the academic preparation for dual certification in special education and early childhood education. Students who complete this program, and successfully pass the PDE required tests, are qualified to teach in special education programs as well as in early childhood programs.
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Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate discipline specific content, child development, and pedagogical content knowledge. 
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical conduct while exhibiting respect for the cultural diversity of learners, families, colleagues, and communities. 
  • Differentiate instruction by implementing instructional strategies informed by assessment data. 
  • Students will analyze the needs of students with disabilities, or at risk for disabilities, using evidence-based practices and develop goals and design, as well as implement, an individualized education plan and instructional programming. 

Curriculum Requirements

General Education



Required Major Courses

Total Credits: 138

Depending on the program of study, students may need to complete additional credits to ensure the total credit hour requirement is met.

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