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MS in Early Childhood Special Education Studies (32-36 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and history and context of developmental delays and disabilities and medical conditions as a foundation on which to base practice.
  • Understands referral, assessment, planning, and placement practices specific to teaching children from birth through age six who exhibit a broad range of developmental delays or disabilities or medical complications.
  • Understands how to use individual family services plans and individual education program plans to design and implement developmentally appropriate instruction for young children with developmental delays or disabilities or medical conditions.
  • Communicates and interacts with students, families, other teachers and the community to support student learning and well-being.
  • Applies the standards of effective practice in teaching children with developmental delays or disabilities or medical conditions through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences with infants, toddlers, and preprimary children across a range of service delivery models.






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