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This certificate offers required coursework for teacher licensure in Early Childhood Special Education.

This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

This certificate program qualifies for Title IV Federal Financial Aid. For more information about program graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our disclosure information page.


Students who have completed graduate or undergraduate coursework prior to admission to this graduate certificate  may request that required courses be waived based on prior coursework. Students who are eligible to waive coursework must complete a minimum of 15 credits to graduate with the Early Childhood Special Education Graduate Certificate.

For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-SPEC

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 33

Students enrolled in this certificate must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.


ECED 501Developmental Pathways of Diverse Learners, Birth-Adolescence3
ECED 502Foundations of Language and Literacy for Diverse Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learners3
ECED 503Inclusive Curriculum for Young Learners: Planning Instruction and Guidance3
ECED 504Engaging Families of Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 505Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education3
ECED 506Medical and Developmental Aspects of Disabilities of Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 511Assessment of Diverse Young Learners3
ECED 522Developing Language, Literacy, and Communication of Diverse Infants and Toddlers3
ECED 523Early Intervention for Infants Toddlers with Disabilities: Collaborative Consultative Approaches3
Select one from the following:6
Internship with Diverse Infants and Toddlers
and Internship in Preschool Early Childhood Special Education
Internship in Early Childhood Special Education Birth - Five
Total Credits33