Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Special Education

General

Program Title

Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Special Education

Degree Designation

MS

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

Early childhood special education is a degree that has been jointly developed with the special education department. This degree is for persons who would like to assume teaching positions in programs for young children who have disabilities or in programs working with parents of children with disabilities.

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is not required.

  • Complete Graduate Studies application process with three references and an essay.

  • Admission GPA: 2.75

Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. A student may start the program fall, spring and summer terms.

Graduate Plan: Thesis (32 credits)

Core: 18 credits: course, course, CFS 511, course, course, course, course, CFS 532, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course.

Special Needs Specialization Block Courses (8 credits): course, course, course, SPED 647, course, course, course.

Research: 6-9 credits: course, course, course, course

Graduate Plan: Starred Paper (36 credits)

Core: (21 Credits) Select from: course, course, CFS 511 course, course, course, course, CFS 532 course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course.

Special Needs Specialization Block Courses (12 credits), select from: course, course, course, SPED 647, course, course, course.

Research: 3-9 Credits: course, course, course

NOTE: A minimum of half of a graduate program s credits must be at the 600-level.

Additional courses may be needed for teaching licensure, contact your advisor.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

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.

Objective

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.

Objective

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.

Objective

Communicates and interacts with students, families, other teachers and the community to support student learning and well-being.

Objective

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.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8179

Program Code

7426