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Pre-K thru 4th-Special Ed

La Salle University

60 months
31350 USD/year
31350 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Early elementary and special education majors are also required to major in American Studies. La Salle University's ESEC combined program of study is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Successful completion leads to recommendations for Instructional certification in early elementary education Pre-K thru 4th-Special Ed.


This Pre-K thru 4th-Special Ed dual major from La Salle University prepares students to teach in regular education or special education classrooms. 

Given that schools are in need of highly qualified educators who can work with students in regular education, inclusion, and special education classroom, this major makes graduates highly desirable candidates for schools both locally and globally. 

Teachers in the early grades have the opportunity to impact the lives of children by setting a positive tone for later educational experiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will engage in self-reflective practices to examine their own identities, positions, and underlying assumptions and how these intersect with the wider social world.
  • Students will identify, analyze and evaluate the underlying assumptions of concepts, theories, and alternate perspectives of learning and teaching.
  • Students will identify and disrupt deficit-model thinking and assumptions.
  • Students will engage in collaborative and engaged research to effectively solve disciplinary problems and pose solutions.
  • Students will participate in professional organizations relevant to their academic discipline and/or teaching and share their learning with members of their teaching and professional community.
  • Students will design interdisciplinary products that demonstrate their understandings of foundations of learning, subject matter pedagogy content, assessment, instruction, and intervention their educational context.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Learning, Cognition, and Development
  • Educational Diversity in America
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Integrated Social Studies
  • Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


127 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Application for admission
    •  An official transcript showing three years of high school scholastic records
    •  Your SAT or ACT scores
    •  An academic letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, parent, or school administrator
    •  Common Application or La Salle Application Personal Statement/Essay
    •  The required Common Application or La Salle Application Essay is not graded.  This essay is generally used to inform the Admissions Committee about the applicant’s interests and/or background.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31350 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31350 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    31350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31350 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Pre-K thru 4th-Special Ed
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