Early Childhood/Special Education Major

Our Early Childhood/Special Education major is designed to facilitate understanding and appreciation of the individual differences that exist in today’s special and general educational settings. In an era of increasing diversity and inclusionary practices, it is imperative that prospective teachers gain knowledge and skill about students with special needs and English language learners so that, as teachers, they can promote a highly-effective instructional environment. A degree from York College, one of the best colleges for special education, prepares students for professional teacher certification in both general education and special education.

Careers in Early Childhood/Special Education

Career opportunities lie in various school districts working directly with children, families, groups, and communities.

Positions include:

  • Teacher for Early Childhood (pre-kindergarten through grade 4)
  • Teacher for Special Education (pre-kindergarten through grade 8)

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