Certification in Early Childhood w/ Special Education (Pre K-8)

Eastern University's Early Childhood Education Certification program combined with the Special Education Certification program prepares highly skilled educational practitioners who can serve in a variety of PK-12 grade school settings. Students are trained to communicate effectively, think critically, embrace cultural and linguistic diversity, utilize technology appropriately, practice inclusive interventions, learn independently and collaboratively, and serve competently in both fields. These programs are designed for students who are interested in obtaining both the Certification in Early Childhood Education (PK-4) and in Special Education (PK-12).

Education majors may pursue a minor in any subject area by fulfilling appropriate departmental requirements for a minor although it is not required. 

Course Requirements

For course descriptions, see our course catalog.


Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 205 The Developing Child 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 202 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 306 Science and Health for Children 3
EDUC 308 Teaching Social Studies 3
EDUC 310 Mathematics for the Teacher 3
EDUC 328 Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 380 Communication Arts 3
EDUC 282 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 204W Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 240 Early Literacy Foundations 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar w/ Field Experience (110 hrs) 3
EDUC 212 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3


Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 385 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
EDUC 386 Autistic Spectrum Disorders 3
EDUC 389 Early Intervention and Transition Planning 3
EDUC 402 Reading and Learning Differences 3
EDUC 403 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
EDUC 405 Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Learners 3