Are you interested in special education?
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Ignite your passion at ACU!
Art, music, theatre and Spanish are vital parts of a well-rounded age 3 through grade 12 education. Some of your future students will find the paths to their own careers in the arts or foreign language through your mentorship. Be an exciting part of your future students’ education with an All-Levels Education degree plan from ACU.
B.S. in Special Education with 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 Hours: 56
Major Hours: 72
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
View the catalog for a complete listing of courses.
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.
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.
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