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CCAC/IUP Collaborative Early Childhood With Special Education Program

The CCAC/IUP Collaborative Early Childhood With Special Education Program is a unique, highly competitive, 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 Pennsylvania Department of Education (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-4) and special education (pre-K-8).

All students begin the program as sophomores, so it is essential that students have completed at least 36 applicable program credits at CCAC. 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 advising center on your local campus, or contact the CCAC/IUP Collaborative office (Allegheny Campus) directly at 412-237-4501.

  • Request more information: ccac-iup-ecsp@iup.edu
  • Schedule an appointment to visit our office. By clicking on this link, it will take you to CCAC’s Appointment Central website.
    Important: Be sure to choose “Allegheny Campus” as the location and “CCAC/IUP Collaborative” as the service to ensure that your appointment is scheduled at the correct location.
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  • 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.