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Special Education in Early Childhood Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education is offered by the College of Education. 


This degree prepares aspiring teacher candidates to pursue a career devoted to helping young children strive to reach their full potential as learners and community members. Students who earn an early childhood special education degree are well-positioned to recognize the signs of developmental delays and disabilities, and to work with families, schools and other stakeholders to meet the needs of these exceptional children.

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education combines the specializations of early childhood education and special education. Teacher candidates explore the education of children with and without exceptionalities, as well as concepts of child, family and community collaboration and advocacy.

What Are the Career Options for Early Childhood Special Education Teachers?

There are many possible career paths for individuals with a background in early childhood special education. This degree could equip you to work in any of these settings:

  • Early childhood education centers
  • Public and private preschool/pre-K
  • Public and private elementary school
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Educational policy organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Early language and literacy development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Classroom management
  • Learning strategies
  • Instructional methods
  • Assessments, evaluations and progress reporting
  • Child, family and community collaboration
  • Educational advocacy for children with and without exceptionalities

                English Language Requirements

                This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                General Requirements

                • General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. 
                • These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. 

                Getting a Student Visa

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                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  16500 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
                • National

                  16500 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                Campus: $8250 per semester

                Online: $470 per credit


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