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Teaching Early Childhood B-3 & Early Childhood Special Education


Program Overview

A child's developmental journey begins at birth but continues for years to come. Gain the skills and credentials you'll need for a career in the classroom in the early childhood development and learning program for teaching. Intensive real-world experience gives you the education, training, and skills to help all children become their best.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time
Location: On-Campus
Program Length: 4 Years
Credit Hours: 86

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

This program provides the most diversity in the settings you can teach along with the greatest number of ages you can teach. 
Your coursework includes: 
• A combination of subjects from  Teaching Early Childhood B-K and Early Childhood Special Education major and Teaching PK-3 major 
• Practice-based education
• Creative arts, early math, emerging language and literacy, science and social studies for first through third grades

Prepare to teach birth through third-grade children in childcare, preschool, Pre-kindergarten through third-grade classrooms, and home settings. Clinical experiences will be in classrooms/programs with young children with and without disabilities

Program Highlights

CAEP Accreditation advances excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen teacher education programs.

Clinical Experiences represent the heart of our education preparation program and provide a wide array of opportunities for teacher candidates and other education professionals to refine, polish, and strengthen practice

The Literacy Center at CMU represents a dynamic partnership between Central Michigan University and the surrounding central Michigan region. Support area students and their families by providing instructional services in reading and writing and providing undergraduate teacher candidates and graduate students the opportunity to acquire and hone their skills and knowledge in literacy diagnosis and remediation.

Scholarships are available each academic year through the Department of Teacher Education & Professional Development to teacher education students.

Student Council for Exceptional Children is a student organization that is affiliated with the National Council for Exceptional Children. The purpose of this chapter is to advance the education of individuals with disabilities and to promote related, educational, scientific, and support purposes.

Careers & Outcomes

Prepare for a wide range of opportunities with your degree.

Career Projected Salary
Family/School/General Social Worker $50,357
Elementary School Teacher $61,350
Special Education Teacher $61,820
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