The Special Education and Early Childhood program requires 14 course units in General Education, 9 course units in one of the Core Curriculum Content Standard Areas of Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry (Physical Science), English, History, Mathematics, Visual and Performing Arts or an academic co-concentration in sociology, psychology, philosophy, or political science. Students are also required to complete MTH 106 and 13 course units in professional education which include student teaching. Students completing this program will qualify for two certifications (P-3 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities) and will be eligable to teach grades P-3 (regular and special education) as well as provide consultative services and supportive resource programs to special education students, grades P-12. This Special Education certification will permit content instruction in middle and high school grades if the student IEP indicates a curriculum level of grade 5 or below.
Please also take note of the Common Core and General Education Programs.