Birth to Age Five Emphasis (Early Childhood Special Education)
The Birth to Age Five Degree prepares teaches to work with young children with disabilities. For children birth to 3 years, the teacher typically works in early intervention programs with families. For children 3-5 years old, the teacher teaches in public preschool settings in local school districts.
Courses address developmental delays, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, teaching developmental skills, and policies and procedures.
Students are admitted to Utah State University as a pre-special education major and must meet certain course and test requirements to be admitted to the special education major. Applications to the major are due each fall by October 10.
The undergraduate major in Birth to Age Five is only offered at the Logan main campus. It is not offered at the regional campuses. For students with a bachelor’s degree, the Alternative Teacher Preparation program in special education early childhood is offered throughout Utah.
- Information about the Special Education Major
- Special Educaiton Admissions Checklist
- Video describing different emphasis areas in special education
Special Education Major: Birth to Age Five
- Birth to Age 5 Planning Guide
- Combined Birth to Age 5 and Mild/Moderate Planning Guide
- Combined Birth to Age 5 and Severe Planning Guide
All Special Education majors have an additional diversity course requirement.
Combined degrees with Elementary Education are also available. For more information, contact the advising office.