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B.S in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education

Syracuse University’s B.S. Program in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education offers students the opportunity to...

  • Fulfill the academic requirements for both New York State Early Childhood (birth-grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (special education birth-grade 2) teacher certification.
  • Develop close relationships with professors while being part of a larger, research university. Education courses offer students the benefit of small methods classes taught by collaborative and caring faculty within a highly ranked special education program and School of Education.
  • Make a difference in the lives of children through the development of a strong inclusive education philosophy and pedagogy, at a university that is considered a leader in inclusive education.
  • Benefit from dual enrollment in both the School of Education and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamic, taking advantage of their Child and Family Studies Department’s wealth of offerings related to early childhood and families.
  • Become a member of a student cohort that progresses through the program together, providing opportunities to create lifelong colleagues.
  • Prepare to work with diverse children and families in 21st century schools through emphasis on:
    • creating socially just and culturally relevant pedagogy;
    • building strong content knowledge in core subjects –mathematics, natural sciences; literacy, and social studies – along with a strong liberal arts foundation; (See our curriculum.)
    • engaging in rigorous professional preparation courses taught by education faculty who are content experts in these core subjects;
    • developing teaching skills through immersion in many diverse field experiences across 6 semesters, beginning in the first year.
  • Explore other cultures and communities through study abroad.

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