Special Education/Childhood Education

Graduate: Master's

School of Education & Human Services

Childhood special education teachers work with young children with special needs and developmental challenges, generally in pre-school through elementary school. If you are looking to be a childhood education instructor teaching small children of different learning abilities, consider this program.

Program Description

Enroll in this program if you have no prior certification and are seeking both an Initial Certification in Childhood Certification and Special Education at the graduate level.

The program prepares you for Childhood (Grades 1-6) and Special Education certification (SWD 1-6). You will study psychological and social factors along with techniques proven effective for teaching young children at these grade levels with diverse learning needs. Coursework includes childhood learning and development, reading and writing for students with disabilities, inclusive strategies, and childhood learning and behavioral disorders. The student teaching semester gives you hands-on experience in a childhood education setting serving children with disabilities.


The graduate special education programs offer flexibility to enroll full-time or part time to meet your scheduling needs.

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