Why Niagara University’s Early Childhood and Special Education Program?

  • Assists teachers in the enrichment of lives through programs in the liberal arts and through career preparation that is informed by the Catholic and Vincentian traditions.
  • Aids teachers in the understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of child development and the education of young children.
  • Encourages teachers to focus on an early childhood and early childhood special education as an interdisciplinary, collaborative and systems-oriented profession.
  • Empowers teachers to develop the skills and dispositions of outstanding practitioners as defined by our values and those of accreditation and review boards.
  • Prepares teachers by meeting the NAEYC and CEC standards for advanced programs.