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Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education

The Dual Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education degree option is designed for educators with professional interest in both special education and early childhood/early childhood special education.

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About this Degree

  • Department Name: Department of Early and Special Education
  • Official Degree Name: Dual Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education
  • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts
  • Type of Idaho Teaching Certification: 1) Exceptional Child Generalist (K-12), and 2)  Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE: Pre-K-3)
  • 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) Exceptional Child Generalist (K-12), and 2)  Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE: Pre-K-3)

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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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