Early Childhood Intervention
The Department of Special Education offers a hybrid Early Childhood Intervention Masters (M.Ed) with tailored content and placements working with children birth through age 8 using evidence-based practices.
Course content focuses on teaching young children with autism and developmental disabilities in natural environments. Coursework is approved for obtaining BCBA certification. Students receive high-level training and practicum experiences that integrate the use of evidence-based practices such as Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions from leading scholars in the field.
Featuring interactive virtual or in-person small class sizes, the full program is designed to be completed in the course of one year of full-time enrollment (Fall, Spring and Summer).
Beginning Fall 2024, students admitted to the Early Childhood Intervention M.Ed. program may attend classes either fully online or in-person. Courses will be synchronous, with both online and in-person attendees taking classes simultaneously, allowing all students to receive the same high-quality academic experience and faculty mentorship.
The degree plan requires a minimum of 36 hours of coursework.
- Overview of Early Childhood Intervention
- Instruction and Intervention in Early Childhood Intervention
- Theoretical Framework in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Practicum in Ethics
- Communication Intervention
- Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
- Families in Early Childhood Intervention
- Single Subject Design
- Professional Development in ABA
- Introduction to Special Education (focus on high incidence populations)
- Advanced Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis
Engages in training and supervision of clinicians to support individuals with challenging behavior and difficulty transitioning between activities, particularly for students with autism spectrum disorders.
Studies how to optimize early interventions for young children with challenging behavior and communication delays including those with autism.
Assesses and supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and develops social skill/communication interventions for children with ASD.
At a Glance
- Program Starts: Fall
- Deadline to Apply:
- Credit Hours Required: 36
- Program Location: In-person and online
- GRE Required? No
How to Apply
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