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Early Elementary and Special Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
York, PA, United States
A teacher who can help young students flourish — especially those with special needs. Education today revolves around inclusion and diversity. Classrooms of the Early Elementary and Special Education program of York College of Pennsylvania are full of students with a wide range of needs, and an elementary school teacher must be able to adapt and help children excel.
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In the Early Elementary and Special Education program of York College of Pennsylvania, you’ll learn classroom management and all the best practices of shaping young minds, as well as gain knowledge and skills about students with special needs and English Language Learners. The result? You’re a more effective and well-rounded (and also more employable) teacher.

We use dozens of hours of field experience as well as student teaching to get you hands-on training, as well as instruction by caring faculty who will help you feel ready to take on the challenge of leading a classroom. This degree prepares students for professional teacher certification in both general education (PreK-grade 4) and special education (PreK-grade 8).

Your future in Early Elementary and Special Education

Our graduates have gone on to work for public and private schools such as Baltimore County Public Schools, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, St. James Child Care Center and York City School District.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    National students - we have ongoing enrollment available right now

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Technology for Early Elementary Learning 
  • Instructional Needs of English Language Learners 
  • Science Concepts in Education 
  • Special Education Processes and Procedure 
  • Professionalism and Partnerships in Early Childhood Special Education 
  • Instruction and Curriculum Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application for admission must be submitted online
  • Official Copy of Secondary School grade report (high school transcript) along with a certified English translation if needed
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (for Non-Native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9835 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9835 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for York

  • 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.


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