Grow to understand how special needs students learn, and design and implement developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
The special education certification option for early childhood education majors leads to dual teaching certifications in PreK-4 and Special Education PreK-8. You’ll be prepared to teach students with disabilities in both general education-inclusive and special education settings.
The program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for successful teaching in the 21st century PreK through grade 4 classrooms. Courses focus on research-based, developmentally appropriate instructional practices, and field experiences are integrated with coursework beginning freshman year.
Gain hands-on experience early
Teacher candidates are prepared outside of the classroom through field experiences, which are integrated with coursework, and begin as early as freshman year. Through a prominent curriculum, and progression through field experiences and the program, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required for a successful teaching career.
Pursue your passion
Waynesburg students are given the unique and special opportunity to serve and lead throughout the course of this education program. Beyond coursework, you'll have the chance to do so through a variety of field experiences, activities, campus events, and more.
View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.
The Department of Education at Waynesburg University offers teacher preparation programs for elementary, elementary/middle, and secondary education which are approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).