Childhood Education/Childhood Special Education (BS)

Program Description

This dual-certification Bachelor of Science program in Childhood Education and Childhood Special Education is designed to prepare teachers in both childhood education (grades 1–6) and special education settings. Students are exposed to an integrated curriculum emphasizing human variability and are prepared in the various content areas of the elementary curriculum.

The curriculum includes a full range of field experiences and observations, culminating in four semesters of student teaching opportunities in a public or independent school.


  • Honors Societies: Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta
  • Departmental Honors:  Senior Honors Seminar for students with at least a 3.5 GPA, cumulative and major, culminating in an honors thesis based on faculty-supervised independent research

See departmental honors for additional honors information.


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