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 PreK-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.

CORE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSES (30 CREDITS)

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 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 417 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3

SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDITS)

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 403 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
EDUC 401 Literacy Foundations for Intermediate Grades 3
EDUC 402 Reading and Learning Differences 3
EDUC 405 Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Learners 3