Department: ECD Early Education and Child Development
Subject: Early Education and Child Development
This course is for students seeking an understanding of children with special needs. Special education past, present and future is examined. Included are topics related to working with children with sensory, behavioral, physical, language, cognitive and learning differences. This content covers definitions, classifications, causes, incidence, approaches to treatment, social implications, attitudes, diversity, perceptions and professionalism. A weekly field observation in early childhood programs, schools, agencies or therapeutic setting is required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance and meet the local requirements of the field placement site.