Early Childhood Special Education

at Southwest Minnesota State University

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face

About this Program

The Early Childhood Special Education program at Southwest Minnesota State University is designed to prepare candidates to work with infants, toddlers, and young children with special needs from birth to age 6. This program covers the physical, emotional/social, motor, cognitive, communication, and problem-solving domains of development. Candidates will learn how to work with infants and toddlers in a home-based environment as early interventionists. Candidates will also develop skills to conduct a center-based program for pre-school age children with special needs. Finally, candidates will learn to be school age interventionists in an inclusive kindergarten/1st grade setting.
This program is designed as a stand-alone degree requiring 120 credits for graduation, which includes preparation for licensure in Early Childhood Special Education.


Program Locations

  • Southwest Minnesota State University 56258

Labor Market Information

  • High School Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$63,445/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$52,088/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Preschool Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$56,762/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Middle School Special Education Teachers
  • Median wage:$61,538/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St. Marshall, MN 56258 Toll-Free: (800) 642-0684 Local: (507) 537-6286 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: Matthew.Suby@smsu.edu