Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education


Graduate students Ashley Miller and Erika Paz engage in some interactive play.


Graduate students Betty Brown and Ashley Miller get a closer look at their world with 2nd grader, Youngmin Lee.

Graduates are qualified for a variety of careers.

  • Graduate in four years with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies¬†
    • Teach children in Head Start or a child care program.
  • Continue for a fifth year to earn a Master of Science degree in Education
    • Be an early interventionist, working with children under the age of 3 with disabilities and their families.
    • Teach children in kindergarten, first, second, or third grade.
    • Teach children, ages 3-4 with disabilities, in a public school.

Learn About the Professors


Dr. Sharon Gilbert

Early Intervention Specialist

(540) 831-7717


I love feeling like I make a difference in my students' lives and helping them to make a difference in their students' lives.


Dr. Kathy Hoover

Early Childhood Special Education Specialist

(540) 831- 5313


Teaching students how to do what is best for children and their families is the best job in the world!


Dr. Boyoung Park

Head Start and Child Care Specialist

(540) 831- 7118


If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. ~Confucius