Modification: Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Educaiton Program Description
The proposed Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education combines the curriculum for the Early Childhood education program and the Early Childhood track of the Special Education program. The goal of the program is to prepare students for dual certification in Early Childhood Education (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). Graduates of the EC/ECSE will have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they teach as described in professional, state and institutional standards. Graduates will be able to effectively plan classroom-based instruction or activities for their roles as early childhood educators; accurately assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students; work with students, families, and communities in ways that reflect the dispositions expected of professional educators; and demonstrate fluency in each of the seven Maryland Teacher Technology Standards.