Early Childhood Special Education (M.A.)


Early childhood education degree, Early Childhood Education with Special Education endorsement New state and federal directives are driving schools and districts to seek out educators specialized in intervention instruction in the early grades. Lewis University's Early Childhood Special Education program addresses these needs by preparing compassionate and critical early childhood specialists, who are also fully endorsed as special education teachers. This kind of teacher is proving extraordinarily valuable to districts and schools due to their ability to adapt curriculum materials and teaching techniques to successfully meet the needs of all students.

Through Lewis University's Early Childhood Special Education program, you will explore:

  • Content-specific competencies applicable to the unique development needs of this age population
  • Thorough understanding of cultural diversity and individual learning differences
  • How to communicate and build relationships with the families of young learners
  • How to utilize observation, documentation and assessment to evaluate children's learning and development
  • Deep theoretical understanding and practical application of developmentally appropriate learning techniques

This degree program uniquely provides you with the ability to teach a much wider population than many other early childhood programs.