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Ed. Early Childhood / Special Education, B.Sc.

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Macon, GA, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Education degree, with a major in Early Childhood/Special Education, is designed for individuals who would like to be certified to teach children from K to 5th grade.


The Early Childhood/Special Education General Program at Mercer University offers an academic perspective to the candidate who values the individual and authentic worth of the young child through the inclusive lens of the general education classroom.  Having completed this program of study, the candidate will become a transforming educator and a reflective professional who advocates for the needs and rights of the young child, while collaborating and establishing partnerships with parents, schools and communities. 


Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to: 

  • Understand the young child from a holistic perspective with an emphasis upon the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains – as well as the child's environment
  • Understand various curriculum models and best practices
  • Construct and implement an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum for all areas of a child's development, including cognitive, emotional, social, and physical
  • Demonstrate competency in developing and implementing a wide variety of diagnostic and assessment techniques and strategies
  • Integrate technological advances into the curriculum  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Technologies for Teaching and Learning
  • Construction of Scientific and Mathematical Thinking
  • Health, Nutrition, and Safety
  • Exploration of Learning Creative Arts
  • Nature of Learners with Special Needs
  • Professional Development Seminar I
  • Professional Development Seminar II
  • Content and Learning Language Arts
  • Effective Reading and Writing Methods and Materials
  • Children's Literature Across the Curriculum
  • Connecting the Home, School, and Community
  • Classroom Management
  • Science for All Learners
  • Content and Learning Social Studies
  • Intervention Strategies for Learners with Special Needs
  • Assessment and Evaluation in SPED and ECE
  • Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading and Writing
  • Building Mathematical Competence and Confidence
  • Integrated Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Development Seminar III

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application Fee - Please include the $25 application fee ($100 for international applicants) in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. 
  • College Transcripts – Applicants must submit one official transcript from every postsecondary institution previously attended, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school's transcript. 
  • High School or General Educational Development (GED) Transcript
  • Joint Services Transcript – An official Joint Services Transcript is suggested, but not required, for individuals who have military experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    459 USD/credit
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  • National

    459 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    459 USD/credit
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Living costs for Macon

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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