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B.S.Ed. Early Childhood/Special Education - The Holistic Child Mercer University-Shorelight


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The Bachelor of Science in Education degree, with a major in Early Childhood/Special Education – Holistic Child, is designed for students who would like to be certified to teach children from K to 5th grade. Successful completion of the program of study and passing scores on the appropriate GaPSC-approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for Level 4 induction certification.

The Early Childhood/Special Education General Program - The Holistic Child Program at Mercer University offers an academic perspective to the candidate that values the individual and authentic worth of the young child through the inclusive lens of the general education classroom. Having completed this program of study, the candidate will become a transforming educator and a reflective professional who advocates for the needs and rights of the young child, while collaborating and establishing partnerships with parents, schools and communities.


Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Understand the young child from a holistic perspective with an emphasis upon the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains – as well as the child's environment

Understand various curriculum models and best practices

Construct and implement an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum for all areas of a child's development, including cognitive, emotional, social, and physical

Demonstrate competency in developing and implementing a wide variety of diagnostic and assessment techniques and strategies

Integrate technological advances as a routine part of the curriculum

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.S.Ed. Early Childhood/Special Education - The Holistic Child.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$37,808.00 (27,02,554) per year


20 Aug, 06 Jan


Mercer University-Shorelight

World Trade Center East,

Two Seaport Lane, Suite 500,



02210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants with high school or equivalent degrees to US. Students with an official TOEFL score of at least 80, with at least 20 on each section, or an official IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required.

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