About Pre-K - Grade 4 Education with Special Education Certification
Help those in need achieve their potential as a special education teacher.
Start the path to a challenging and rewarding career teaching children with cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional problems and physical disabilities.
A bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania in early childhood education and pre-kindergarten to grade 8 special education is a dual major program that will enable you to earn certification to teach pre-K-grade 4, as well as a license to teach special education for grades Pre-K-8.
As part of the regular curriculum, you'll also receive the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Integrative STEM Education Endorsement, an additional credential that documents your ability to integrate science, technology, engineering and math concepts into early childhood and elementary education.
For those interested in teaching a broader range of grade levels, a dual major in grades 4-8 education and special education is available as well.
It's more than a career. It's a calling.
- Gain comprehensive knowledge of the special education field and teaching students with exceptionalities.
- Develop instructional techniques for all students with exceptionalities, including specialized training in applied behavior analysis, behavior modification and working with autistic students.
- Apply your knowledge in real-life settings though field placements and student teaching.
- Earn the Integrative STEM Education Endorsement as part of your four-year teacher education program.