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Collaborative EARLY CHILDHOOD and Special Education program

Together, the departments of Education and Special Education offer the Collaborative Early Childhood teacher certification program for graduate students. The program offers teaching certification or cross-endorsement in Birth to Kindergarten or Nursery to Grade 3, and may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis. A master's degree in either education or special education can be planned concurrently. 

Required Courses for Birth to Kindergarten Certification:

  • EDF 520 - Child in the American Culture
  • EDF 523 - Social Foundations of Education
  • EDU 506 - Language Arts and Children's Literature
  • EDU 533 - Curriculum Design and Methods for Nursery
  • EDU 537 - Day Care: Policies and Programs
  • EDU 538 - Parenting Education: Programs and Approaches
  • EDU 573 - Language Arts: A Developmental Approach
  • SED 550 - Early Childhood Special Education
  • SED 551 - Parent - Professional Relationships
  • SED 552 - Birth to 3: Assessment and Curriculum
  • SED 553 - Preschool: Assessment and Curriculum
  • SED 600 - Independent Study
  • EDU 300, 400, 450 or 451 - Student Teaching

Additional background requirements include 15 credits in human growth and development:

  • SED 481 - Teaching Exceptional Children in the Elementary Classroom
  • SHE 203 - School Health

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required courses for nursery to grade 3 certification:

  • EDF 520 - Child in the American Culture
  • EDF 523 - Social Foundations of Education
  • EDU 504 - Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • EDU 506 - Language Arts and Children's Literature
  • EDU 533 - Curriculum Design and Methods for Nursery - Grade 3
  • EDU 534 - Curriculum Design and Methods for the Elementary Classroom
  • EDu 538 - Parenting in Education: Programs and Approaches
  • EDU 573 - Language Arts: A Developmental Approach
  • SED 550 - Early Childhood Special Education
  • SED 551 - Parent - Professional Relationships
  • SED 553 - Preschool: Assessment and Curriculum
  • SED 554 - The At-Risk Child in the Early Elementary Grades: Instruction and Assessment
  • EDU 300, 400 450, or 451 - Student Teaching

Additional background requirements include 15 credits in human growth and development:

  • SED 481 - Teaching Exceptional Children in the Elementary Classroom
  • SHE 203 - School Health

Click here to access information about student teaching.

For more information regarding this program, contact:

Dr. Patricia Major
Coordinator
Department of Special Education
Southern Connecticut State University
Davis Hall 216 B
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: (203) 392-5952
Fax: (203) 392-5927
E-Mail: majorp1@southernct.edu