Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education
Today’s teachers serve diverse child and family populations and they are often called upon in the classroom to address special needs arising from differing ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The exciting Program in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) at Syracuse University’s School of Education prepares teachers to successfully meet those needs.
Our four-year Bachelor of Science degree program is a dual program between the School of Education and the College of Human Ecology, with the School of Education as the home school. This program provides you with the professional background you need, as a solid core of liberal arts distribution coursework and a concentration in child and family studies from the College of Human Ecology complement the professional expertise you gain, fostering personal growth for a lifetime. All IECSE graduates are eligible for recommendation for certification in regular early childhood and students with disabilities (special education), birth through second grade.
A cornerstone of IECSE is the extensive and varied series of field experiences it offers. Our Syracuse program is unique, coordinating your coursework with fieldwork in the schools as early as your first semester of study. Many schools and childcare centers in the Syracuse area are at the forefront of inclusive education. Through our close partnerships with local schools and early childhood centers that welcome all students, and with our wide network of urban, suburban, and rural school affiliations, we provide a broad range of opportunities for getting the most out of field experiences.