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Pathways (4+1)


The Early Childhood/Exceptional Education (ECE/EXC) 4+1 pathway is an accelerated pathway offering a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Exceptional Education. Enrollment in this pathway allows candidates to complete the course requirements for certification in Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) Education during the bachelor’s portion of their program, while they also take selected graduate courses during their senior year.

To apply, submit to the Department of Elementary Education and Reading a written statement of commitment to the major that clearly demonstrates why the candidate is selecting the 4+1 option for Early Childhood Educators and affirms the candidate’s intent to remain at Buffalo State for both undergraduate and graduate studies.

The writing sample will be assessed by the faculty as an essential part of a successful application to the major.

Applications to the ECE/EXC 4+1 pathway are available in Bacon 302.


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