Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2), B.S.

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The B.S. program in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education helps graduates make a difference in the lives of children through a strong inclusive education and content area foundation, making them engaging educators and advocates for their students.

Students are enrolled in both the School of Education and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, providing the tools to assess student and understand needs, develop instruction that incorporates multiple learning styles, understand multicultural perspectives, and ultimately help all children succeed. This program meets the academic requirements for dual New York State initial teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2) and Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2).

As a student in the Inclusive Early Childhood Education program, you will combine studies in inclusion and special education, a human and family sciences concentration, and academic requirements from the liberal arts core. Coursework from the Falk College includes deep explorations of healthy infant, child, and family issues and development. Coursework in the School of Education explores language acquisition and literacy development, contemporary issues in education, and teaching methods and differentiation. Sample courses include:

  • Introduction to Inclusive Schooling
  • Play, Child Development, and Early Education
  • Perspectives on Disability
  • Power, Conflict, and the Family
  • Collaborative Teaching for Inclusive Education
  • Integrating Technology Into Instruction

Highly motivated students can often use their liberal arts electives and addition summer courses to get a minor in Disability Studies or a foreign language. Your first semester will include introductions to teaching methods, mathematics, science, writing and family development, as well as a field practicum experience in a pre-kindergarten setting. More information on academic requirements available in the Syracuse University Course Catalog.