My daughter wants to be a teacher, but she's not sure what level (I think she's more suited for elementary or preschool because she loves little kids), so we are thinking it makes sense for her to go to a program where they start with classroom observation in freshman year, but in general, is it better to have 2 years of general studies and then start with education classes? I think she'll likely at least have a concentration in Special Ed, as her brother and cousin are on the autism spectrum, and she's very empathetic to that.
Would love any college recommendations with programs based on your advice. She's looking at Drexel and Butler, UCONN so far. But we live in California. Am I missing any on the west coast?