Do You Believe Young Children with Special Needs Deserve an Excellent Education?
Compassionate teachers with training in special education can make an enormous difference in the lives of infants and young children with developmental disabilities—and in the lives of their families. The Mills early childhood special education accelerated degree program enables you to earn a bachelor's degree in child development and, in just one additional year of study, an accelerated master's degree in early childhood education with a credential in early childhood special education.
Your program will include several opportunities to connect theory and practice. As an undergraduate, you'll work in the Mills College Children’s School with children from infancy through eight years of age. In your graduate year, you'll gain hands-on experience in a special education preschool, where you'll help children as well as their families and caregivers. In addition, you may engage in mentored research projects with faculty advisors and participate in professional networking forums for early childhood leaders.
Learn more about our degree requirements.