. . . Jesus so loved these little ones who recently had left the preexistence to come to earth. Children then and children now bless our lives, kindle our love, and prompt good deeds.President Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Early Childhood / Special Education
Prepares students to work with typically developing and/or children with special needs from birth through age eight. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to apply for the Blended Early Childhood Education/ Early Childhood Special Education Idaho Teaching License, which allows them to teach general or special education classes in kindergarten through third grade. Students may also choose to work with young children and their families in home, agency, and preschool settings. Applied coursework and field work involving children in a variety of settings will prepare students for successful career experiences. Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of skills during four different supervised intervention/teaching experiences:
- infants and toddlers in home or agency settings,
- preschoolers in private or public preschools,
- kindergarteners in public schools, and
- first through third grade children in public schools.