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Childhood Special Education Curriculum

EDU 1010 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
PED 1162 Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher (1.5 credits)
EDU 1920 Introductory Fieldwork and Seminar in Education (3 credits)
EDU 2020 Teaching Students with Disabilities in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
PSY 2060 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
EDU 2222 Managing Behavior of Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
EDU 3331 Curriculum Design and Instruction in Childhood Special Education: Mathematics,
Science, Social Studies, and the Arts (W course) (3 credits)
EDU 3345 Literacy Acquisition and Development for Preschool and Elementary School Learners
(3 credits)
EDU 3351 Assessing Students with Disabilities: Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
EDU 3365 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Schools (3 credits)
EDU 3931 Student Teaching I and Seminar: Childhood Special Education (6 credits)
EDU 4391 Student Teaching II and Seminar: Childhood Special Education (12 credits)

Academic Major or Concentration

Students who satisfy the Teacher Education (pedagogical core) requirements listed above for Childhood Special Education (Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6) must also complete their general distribution requirements and one of the following approved academic majors or concentrations:

(For required coursework in approved majors, see the specific major listed in the Bulletin)

(For required coursework in concentrations, see “Listing of Approved Concentrations for Childhood Education” in the Bulletin)

 English Literature
Social Studies

English Literature
Social Studies
Visual and Performing Arts

Additional Certification Requirements

Students must fulfill the following additional requirements in order to obtain New York State initial teacher certification in Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6:


For further information regarding these requirements, please refer to the latest versions of the Checklist for Teacher Education Candidates (available in the Teacher Education Department, McGraw Hall, room 20) and the Elmira College Bulletin.