Are you ready for the challenge?
This program includes extensive field experiences in contexts that include early childhood, primary, and intermediate classrooms. In these experiences, you will actively engage in assessment and instruction, learning how to adapt for the specific needs of each child.
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Special Education - Early Childhood and Elementary
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 72 credit hours + Electives: 2 credit hours = Total Required: 130 credit hours*
Effective Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners
Teaching Students with Special Needs
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Children
Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities
Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Kristin McNally’s Story
Through her own journey as a student with dyslexia, Kristin learned what can happen when a learner has the support that is needed. Her story illustrates the kind of support teacher candidates will receive when they come into the ACU Teacher Education Program ready to commit themselves to their preparation.
What can you do after graduation?
- Special Education Teacher
- Elementary or preschool teacher
- Children’s minister
- Early intervention specialist
- Educational consultant
Teacher education students can participate in a number of real-world learning experiences, including:
- Study abroad
- Innovative schools site visits
- Meaningful field experiences
- Global Service Trips
- Undergraduate research