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Degree: Bachelor of Science
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Prepares students, in their role as special education teachers (K-12), to offer appropriate services to children with special learning needs and/or disabilities. The requirements and content of this major prepare students to teach in diverse and inclusive environments and serve children and their families in private, school and institutional settings.
Skills and competencies are aligned with those defined by the Department of Education to become certified as a teacher of ESE children. Curriculum requirements address multiple methods of instruction to accommodate a broad range of student differences; implementation of a curriculum that enables collaboration with families and other professionals; an understanding of legal statues and policies that affect families’ access; and participation in several field experiences, that serve as the foundation from which theories about child development, learning, and the curriculum are applied.