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The Early Childhood–Special Education Bachelor of Education degree program prepares students to be highly qualified, competent, and effective teachers of all learners from pre-K through grade 4 and of learners in special education pre-K through grade 8.

This program, combining coursework in both early childhood education and special education with extensive field experiences, prepares students to be professional educators who are well qualified to use appropriate techniques and strategies to expand children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Field experiences take place in a variety of settings encompassing diverse learning needs as well as learners in birth-to-three classrooms, preschool classrooms, K–1 classrooms, and classrooms in grades 2–4.

Students earn the academic requirements for Pennsylvania certification in both pre-K to grade 4 and special education pre-K to grade 8.

  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.