Are you interested in how children grow and learn important skills? Would you like to work with students in primary grades who may face developmental challenges or delays?

Our program in Early Childhood Intervention - Birth to Age 9 consists of 36 credits of graduate work. Courses are divided into two categories:

  • 12 credits in core courses, which provide an understanding of research, child development, the foundations of education, and learning theories
  • 24 credits in concentration courses, which provide an understanding of children in inclusive child-care centers, preschools, kindergartens, and primary grades

An M.S. in Early Childhood Intervention will help you develop the administrative and interpersonal skills needed by early childhood teachers in inclusive programs. Courses and other learning experiences are deeply grounded in the principles of public and non-public school thought and practice. This program does not lead to an initial PA certification in Pk-4. Those seeking a second certification in Pk-4 may need to do additional coursework.

I. Professional Education and Core Courses

12 semester hours

EDUC 501 Research Theory 3
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 554 Contemporary Learning Theories 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3

II. Concentration

24 semester hours

EDUC 506 Problems and Issues in Early Childhood Education/Intervention 3
EDUC 507 Inclusive Early Childhood Education Settings and Assessment 3
EDUC 508 Integrated Curriculum 3
EDUC 509 Administration of Early Childhood Education/ Intervention Programs 3
S ED 507 Characteristics and Remedial Strategies for Mildly Impaired 3
S ED 523 Programming for At-Risk Infant/Preschool Child 3
EDUC 510 (CSD 526) Language and Emergent Literacy 3
EDUC 592 Internship - Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 555 Professional Contribution 0