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Special Education and Early Childhood Education, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Why Study the Special Education and Early Childhood Education program offered by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

Our faculty members are highly sensitive to the impact of cultural diversity on the growth and development of children. While these factors are important in the development of curriculum in any educational program, they are especially critical in planning for students with disabilities. Our students are well prepared to take the education content tests necessary for teacher certification.

The Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School on campus provide a unique opportunity to observe and participate in elementary school activities and classroom teaching experiences with children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Shippensburg University College of Education and Human Services faculty and Shippensburg Area School District teachers teach the lab school classrooms. The curriculum reflects the best developmental and educational practices. Lessons demonstrate how to apply the most current educational techniques.

The Bartos Child and Family Center, located adjacent to the lab school, provides additional opportunities to observe and work with children in ages one through five. The center also has an after school program and hosts a variety of camps throughout the summer. This center provides another window into observing quality early learning.

The Head Start program is located in the Cora Grove Spiritual Center, also on campus. This program offers more opportunities for observations as well as working with children under the supervision of Head Start teachers and staff trained in meeting the needs of their students as well as federal program guidelines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic students: Rolling admissions

    International students deadline: 

    • Fall Semester — no later than April 30
    • Spring Semester – no later than September 30
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing Intensive First-Year Seminar 
  • Introduction to Human Communication 
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Historical Foundation of Global Cultures 
  • Thinking Historically in a Global Age

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    66

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online Undergraduate Application for International Admissions
  • Pay the $45.00 USD application fee
  • Submit a course-by-course evaluation of all foreign secondary school, college, or university work
  • Submit Financial Support Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    319 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 319 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shippensburg

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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