Early Childhood Intervention

Master’s Program

Department of Special Education

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.



Starting Fall 2024, our M.Ed. specializations in Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Intervention are available both fully online and in-person!

At a Glance

  • Program Starts: Fall
  • Deadline to Apply:
    Rolling Admissions
  • Credit Hours Required: 36
  • Program Location: In-person and online
  • GRE Required? No
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