The Department of Special Education offers a M.Ed. (requiring coursework only) and M.A. (requiring a thesis) in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). Our training focuses on service delivery, specifically focusing on children birth-to-age-eight and their families, providing evidence-based practices, and understanding culturally diverse populations. In addition to courses that can be applied towards a Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential (BCBA), our curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences that focus on high quality center- and/or home-based experiences and classroom instruction for children with special needs and typically developing children. In the ECSE master’s level concentration, you can expect highly personalized training while benefiting from a wide range of clinical and research opportunities available at a major Tier-1 research institute.