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The CCAC/IUP Collaborative Early Childhood with Special Education Program is a unique, daytime program that emphasizes urban education and leads to the CCAC associate degree in Early Education, the IUP Bachelor of Science in Education, and recommendation for PDE Certification.

The program is designed for students who are committed to teaching in urban public schools. Helping students meet future challenges in teacher education, the program emphasizes the diverse issues that influence education in early childhood education (Pre-K - Grade 4) and special education (Pre-K - Grade 8).

All students begin the program as sophomores, so it is essential that students have completed their freshman year at CCAC and have successfully completed at least 36 applicable credits to this program. Students must have a minimum CCAC GPA of a 3.0 or higher. The sophomore group of thirty-five students is referred to as a “cohort,” and they will attend all of their IUP courses together. Students are not grouped with their cohort for CCAC classes.

For additional information, contact the CCAC Academic Advising Center, or contact the CCAC/IUP Collaborative Office directly at 412-237-4501.

  • Professional Studies in Education Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 303
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1080
  • Phone: 724-357-2400
  • Fax: 724-357-2961
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.