The Early Childhood Special Education program prepares students to work with children from birth through eight years who have been identified as at-risk for developmental delay and disability. The major combines studies in Early Childhood and Special Education. The mission of the Special Education Program is to prepare exceptional teachers, and while students who have disabilities often require the services of such teachers, the Department believes that there are many other students who can benefit from high quality instruction.
Completion of this program results in a BA in Education only. This major does not qualify students for a teaching certificate. Graduates typically seek employment in private child development centers, government agencies, or in school district positions that do not require certification.