Child Care Special Education

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Program Credits

The 12-credit certificate in Child Care Special Education (CCSE) consists of four 3-credit courses which align with the core knowledge competencies that guide infant, toddler, and preschool best practices. The coursework will provide current child care workers with the education, experience, and support to develop their knowledge and skills in working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with diverse needs, most specifically those with identified and unidentified special needs.

These 12 credits can also assist students who are interested in working toward their Child Development Associate credential, which many preschool and child care centers require of their staff. It can be applied toward an undergraduate degree at RMU as well.

RMU is approved for Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Pennsylvania Scholarships.

  • Child Development (PSYC3535)
  • Introduction to Special Education (SPED3010)
  • Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports (SPED3030)
  • Family & Community Relationships (ECED3060)

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Family/Community Relationships
Introduction to Special Education
Classroom Management/Positive Behavior Supports