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Integrated Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)

Integrated Elementary and Special Education

The B.S.E. in Integrated Elementary and Special Education provides candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve all learners in today's schools. The program is nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

The Program

The B.S.E. in Integrated Elementary and Special Education (minimum 120 credits) offers candidates a minimum of three teaching certificates, extensive clinical experiences from sophomore to senior year, and nationally recognized programs by professional organizations in elementary and special education (ACEI and CEC).

Admission requirements include:

  • SAT score of 1180 (Reading 610/above & Math 570/above) or an ACT score of 23, or a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Battery
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Program requirements include:

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in order to participate in education courses and fieldwork
  • Earning a C or higher in all education courses
  • Earning a passing score on the Praxis II 5001 exam
  • For those graduating in 2017 and beyond, a passing score on the state mandated performance assessment, edTPA

The program is aligned with the standards of the following professional associations.

The Association for Childhood Education International
The Council for Exceptional Children
The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium



The faculty in the College of Education and Human Services are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

Grace May
Grace May
Associate Professor
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Marietta Peskin
Associate Professor
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Jeff La Marca
Jeff La Marca
Assistant Professor of Special Education
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Lourdes Mitchell
Lourdes Mitchel
Associate Professor
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