Department of Special Education, Woodring College of Education
110-112 credits (without teacher certification)
132-134 credits (with teacher certification)
This plan of study is designed to prepare personnel to work with children from birth through eight years who have been identified as at-risk for developmental delay and disability and with their families. The major combines studies in Early Childhood and Special Education. Since some students plan on working in community-based agencies rather than teaching in public schools, and therefore do not desire or need teacher certification, the public School Practica and Internship would not be required.
Students seeking a bachelor’s degree with teacher certification and an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education must complete the Professional Studies Core, the Early Childhood Special Education (P-3) major, and Public School Practica and Internship. Additional coursework required to add the P-12 Special Education endorsement or the Early Childhood Education (P-3) endorsement.
Admission and Declaration Process
Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the special education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.