2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Early Intervention (12 Credits)

This specialization is open to students majoring in Early Childhood Education who wish to work as Early Intervention Specialists with infants and toddlers with special needs and their families in early intervention/home-based settings. Students may apply for certification with advanced standing as Early Intervention Specialists through the Department of Public Health.

General Early Childhood


I. Liberal Arts Major:

Liberal Arts major must be Children, Youth, & Family Studies.

CPSYC 3407Critical Issues in Infancy


CPSYC 3427Family Interventions


Both courses must be taken as part of the major course of study.

II. Required Core:

CEDUC 3360Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers


CEDUC 3429Early Intervention: Theory and Practice


III. Practicum:

The CEDUC 3704 course requirement cannot be waived for students enrolled in this specialization.

The full-time practicum for students in this specialization, CEDUC 4721, should be split between two placements: a minimum of 100 hours at preschool level (3 or 4 year olds) or kindergarten level, and a minimum of 200 hours at the first or second grade level.