Prepare for a career in educational/child care settings providing services to children with special needs. You’ll learn a holistic, child-centered approach that promotes appreciation of the diversity and special needs of today’s children and families. You’ll also get an affordable, solid foundation for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
Coursework and training emphasize developmentally appropriate curriculum design and instruction based on guidelines set by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Ohio standards. The program includes extensive field observations and a 210-hour practicum in a special needs classroom.
Qualified degree candidates will demonstrate professional knowledge, abilities, dispositions, values and attitudes regarding child development and learning, curriculum development and implementation, family and community relationships, assessment and evaluation, professionalism and practice during field experiences.