Childhood & Special Education, Grades 1-6

STAC student teaching young students elementary aged in the STAC Lougheed Library. Chatting in a circle seated on floor

If you choose to pursue STAC’s major in childhood and special education (a dual-certification program), you’ll need to meet all of our childhood education requirements and take additional coursework in special education. This additional coursework will focus on learning characteristics of and teaching methods for students with mild disabilities and Autism. This comprehensive program prepares you to obtain certification as a classroom teacher (grades 1-6) in any state in the country.

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Halley Hudson next to her second grade teacher at Hutchinson Elementary School

Halley Hudson, 2016
Teacher at Hutchinson Elementary School in Pelham, NY

Halley (pictured with her own second-grade teacher) majored in Childhood & Special Education at STAC. She says, "Not only am I working at the elementary school I used to go to, I also get to work with the teacher I had in second grade! None of which would be possible without the opportunities STAC provided for me!"

Christina Riccobono sitting at elementary school classroom

Christina Riccobono, 2014
Response to Intervention Teacher in Bedford, NY

Christina majored in Childhood & Special Education at STAC. She says, "I absolutely loved the education I got at STAC. I learned so much from amazing professors who prepared me for my career as a teacher!"

Barrow with her students in elementary school all posing for class photo

Brittany Barrow, 2013
6th Grade Teacher in East Ramapo, NY

“Teaching actual children and introducing them to the material for the first time is so much different than practicing for your peers in the classroom. It’s amazing. Everyone grows up saying they want to be a teacher, but I never changed my mind. I love my job. I love school. I’m very, very blessed."

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