Early Childhood Special Education
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Special Education Undergraduate Program
The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSP) Program provides students with the perspectives and skills necessary to work with all young children from birth through age 5.11 and their families in a range of family-centered, culturally responsive, inclusionary, and developmentally appropriate settings. ECSP courses build upon experiences in Child Development and Early Childhood Education (ECE) obtained through the first two years of study and involves a large field-based component, which makes significant use of the wide array of early childhood services and supports within the campus community as well as throughout the region. Successful candidates complete their program with a B.S. in Early Childhood Special Education, professional teaching licensure in the state of Vermont, and a dual endorsement in ECE birth to age six and ECSE birth to age six.
Core competencies include the abilities to:
- Promote children’s learning and development within natural environments and/or inclusive settings;
- Recognize and respect the diversity of family structures, preferences, and participation levels;
- Offer instructional practices that are guided by and sensitive to the family and child, supported by meaningful assessment information, and linked to developmentally and/or individually appropriate curricula;
- Strive to foster collaborative relationships with family members, peers of the same discipline, and individuals across disciplines.
- Access evidence based practices and apply them to practice to support the optimal development of young children and their families.
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