• An early childhood education student works with children at the UNLV Preschool.
  • A teacher works with children at the UNLV Preschool.
  • An early childhood education student reads to children at the UNLV Preschool.

Developing Educators and Leaders Who Change Lives

The Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education (EMS) is designed and dedicated to prepare professionals for specialized services in schools, community agencies, and higher education settings. We promote and embrace the concept of cultural diversity and we affirm our commitment to the ethical standards of our respective disciplines.

Academic Programs

Our students participate in coursework and clinical experiences that contain a solid theoretical and practical knowledge base in the areas of research design and implementation, teaching, and the provision of mandated services at the community, state, and national level.

Students in class

Education Student Services

The Education Student Services Center provides academic advising along with coordinating field placement for students enrolled in undergraduate programs within the Early Childhood, Multilingual and Special Education Department. Our goal is to help you become the best education practitioner that you can be!

Counselor advising a student.