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Early Childhood Special Education and Elementary Education

Do you have a passion for teaching early childhood learners of all abilities? Do you see yourself working with diverse learners in an early childhood preschool or elementary classroom? The Dual Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education option is designed for you. The program prepares educators with professional interest in both early childhood/early childhood special education (birth to grade 3) and elementary education (K-8).

Department Name: Department of Early and Special Education

Official Degree Name: Dual Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts

Type of Idaho Teaching Certification: 1) Blended Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special (birth to grade 3), and 2) All Subjects (K-8).

Note for Students with Out-of-State Home Addresses: If considering an academic program that leads to a professional license or certification in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state, or upon changing states. Visit the Professional Licensure Disclosures website for more information.

Individuals working in or studying early childhood education may be eligible for grants or scholarships through Idaho STARS. Learn more here:

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**Do you already have an undergraduate degree and are looking for a graduate option to earn your teaching certification? Check out our Master In Teaching (MIT) programs. Most programs can be completed within a year and will earn both a master’s degree and teaching certification.

What can I do with this degree?

This degree leads to recommendation in certification for two Idaho teaching certificates: 1) Blended Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education, and 2) All Subjects (K-8).

Graduates with this type of certification typically teach in an elementary school and/or an early childhood setting, working with diverse learners of all abilities.

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Costs and Scholarships

Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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