BEd Blended; Early Childhood & SPED

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The Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education program allows candidates to earn their bachelor’s degree along with two teaching licenses at the early childhood level.This emphasis prepares teachers for young children with and without disabilities in preschool through 3rd grade (PK-3 ) general, inclusive, or special educa-
tion settings. Program graduates are prepared to teach in a range of settings including private preschools, Headstart programs, Hawaii Department of Education preschool classes, and other community settings.

Class Type, License, & Certification

STATEWIDE PROGRAM (online/hybrid): Available on all islands. Cohorted program. Courses are primarily online with online class sessions held in the early evenings. In addition, there are limited face-to-face weekends each semester. Neighbor island candidates travel to Oahu on select weekends; some financial support is provided to assist with travel costs. This is a blended program, meaning that blended coursework is co-taught as one class by both Early Childhood & Early Childhood Special Education faculty. Upon program completion, qualified candidates will be recommended for initial teacher licensure in BOTH early early childhood (PK-3) and special education (PK-3).

Coursework (Two Year Overview)

Fall (16 credits)
  • FAMR 331: Infancy & Early Childhood (3 credits)
  • SPED 304: Foundations of Inclusive Schooling (3 credits)
  • ITE 415: Observation & Assessment in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 485b: Classroom Management (3 credits)
  • ITE/SPED 315: Field Experience, Blended EC (4 credits)
Spring (16 credits)
  • ITE 313b: Literature & Literacy I (3 credits)
  • SPED 421b: Strategies for Reading Difficulties (3 credits)
  • ITE 321: Social Studies & Science in Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 461b: Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3 credits)
  • ITE/SPED 315: Field Experience, Blended EC (3 credits)
Summer (9 credits)
  • ITE 326: Visual Arts
  • ITE 360b: Introduction to Multicultural Education
  • ITE 417: Foundations of Early Childhood Edcuation Ages 3-8
Fall 2 (16 credits)
  • ITE 416: Teaching & Learning for Diverse Young Children (3 credits)
  • SPED 332: Young Children with Communication Needs (3 credits)
  • ITE 320: Instructional & Assessment Methods for Multilingual Learners (3 credits)
  • ITE 324b: Mathematics I, Elementary (3 credits)
  • ITE/SPED 315: Field Experience, Blended EC (3 credits)
Spring 2 (15 credits)
  • ITE 390b/391b: Student Teaching / Student Teaching Seminar (6 credits)
  • SPED 390b/391b: Student Teaching / Student Teaching Seminar (6 credits)
  • SPED 480b: Technology for Children with Disabilities (3 credits)
Summer 2 ( 9 credits)
  • ITE 425b: Working with Families (3 credits)
  • SPED 426b: Severe Disabilities/Autism (3 credits)
  • SPED 487b: Students at Risk (3 credits)

 

 

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Quick Facts

Credits:
120
HTSB Add A Field:
No
Teacher Licensure:
Yes
Online Classes:
Yes
Evening Classes:
Yes
Admissions:
Fall
Typical Length (Months):
48
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