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

The program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a BS in Early Childhood Education with certification in both elementary and early childhood education. The NEW PK-12 Special Education Certification coursework is available and the NEW certification will be issued by PDE starting January 1, 2022. 

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 200W 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 301 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 382 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 400 Early Literacy Foundation 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar w/ Field Experience (110 hrs) 3
EDUC 412 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