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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 Birth to Five teacher typically works in early intervention programs with families. For children 3-5 years old, the Birth to Five 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.

 

Special Education Major: Birth to Age Five

Early Childhood Planning Guide

 

 

Combined Programs with SPED Birth to Age Five

Special Education Dual Degrees:Math 1051 or 1050 AND Math 2010 AND Math 2020 are required for mild/moderate and severe majors.

Elementary Education Dual Degrees

Special Education Birth to Age Five with Teaching Support in Hearing Impairments