These programs are committed to the growth and well-being of children from birth to eight years of age and to shaping teachers who understand the effect early experiences have on later development and learning. The programs will engage you in collaborative work that is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and inquiry-based.
WHY SHOULD I ENROLL IN ADELPHI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS?
WHAT WILL I STUDY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION?
In-class didactic experiences and activities, fieldwork placements and student teaching are all planned to increase candidate awareness and sensitivity to the development of children and to provide insight into the physical, social, emotional, cultural, intellectual and creative life of a child. In addition, differences of culture, language, ethnic background, gender and ability among children permeate every aspect of the curriculum.
WHO ARE THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION FACULTY?
Dori Phalen, Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director
Barbrina Ertle, Ed.D.
Lisa Minicozzi, Ed.D.
Elizabeth Oakes-Lani, Ed.D.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Tuition in this program is $1,160 per credit. Programs range from 21 to 55 credits. University and technology fees are additional.
HOW DO I APPLY TO ADELPHI’S EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS?
In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and application fee, applicants must submit:
Note: New York State requires all teacher candidates to have specific undergraduate liberal arts and sciences content, which will be evaluated on application.