Elementary Education: The Early Years & Special Education

Widener University is taking a leading role in preparing the teachers of tomorrow to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. Our education faculty members are looking to the future, probing the sociological and economic forecasts to determine the shape and character of education for the next generation. With innovation in mind, we design curricula to prepare the teachers of tomorrow.

Students interested in Elementary Education: The Early Years & Special Education (Pk - 4) will be prepared to work with children from birth to grade 4. Because of the tremendous need for special educators, Widener's unique program allows teacher candidates to be certified in both special education and early elementary education, allowing or greater opportunities for employment. Moreover, students have the opportunity to work with faculty who are experiences in the field and dedicated to helping their students succeed. Field placements are the hallmark of Widener's Education programs. Pre-service teacher candidates gain hands-on experience in local schools beginning in their first education class. This program combines excellent instruction in the classroom with field experiences from the initial class and culminates in student teaching.