The Early Childhood Special Education major leads to dual teacher certification in early childhood special education (birth–3rd grade) and general early childhood education (preschool–3rd grade). Students learn about cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of young children and best practices for collaborating with families and professionals who play an important role in children’s learning. Experiential learning activities are provided for students through the Office of Clinical Experiences. These programs provide opportunities in both home and school settings for students to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary children who have a broad range of special needs.

Our recent graduates enjoy multiple job offerings due to the desirability of the two certifications in the critical area of Early Childhood.

Application Process

Program Requirements

BSE Early Childhood Special Education Program of Study
Please contact the Office of Student Services (205.348.6073) if you need a readable copy of the program of study.