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Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education

Make a difference in the lives of children with diverse learning abilities and become eligible to obtain two teaching certifications. As a central figure in the lives of children during their most formative years — from birth to age 8 — you will help build their foundation for future learning.

At a glance: program locations

Tempe campus

ASU Sync live, remote classes. This option is available to transfer students who live in Arizona, outside of Maricopa County. Learn more

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Professional licensure and certification

This degree qualifies you for Arizona educator certification in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education, Birth–age 8 or grade 3

You may be required to pass exams required by the state. Learn more from the Arizona Department of Education.

This program may also lead to licensure in other states. Learn more


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Career outlook

Qualified educators are in high demand. Your future careers could include:

  • Preschool special education teacher 
  • Preschool general education teacher
  • K–3 special education teacher
  • K–3 general education teacher
  • Educator in public, charter or private schools, or HeadStart programs

Program contact information

If you have questions related to admission, please fill out the request information form and an admission specialist will contact you directly. For questions regarding faculty or courses, please use the contact information below.

Paying for college

Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year studentstransfer students or international students

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU