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Education Specialist in Early Education and Intervention

Early Education and Intervention is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program developed by teams of faculty to include content on theory, child development, curriculum, assessment, educational practices, collaboration, leadership and policy.

This is a 36-credit post-masters program with blended preparation in early childhood education and special education. The program is for professionals with a master’s degree in early childhood education, special education, or a related field (social work, counseling, psychology, infant mental health, family development). The program is partially online and takes approximately two years to complete.

This program does not lead to any teacher certifications or teaching endorsements.

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Applicants must hold a master’s degree in early childhood education, special education, or a related field (social work, counseling, psychology, infant mental health, family development) and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in master’s-level coursework. Additional prerequisite coursework or field experience may be required if deficiencies are noted in the applicant’s prior credentials or experience. 

In addition to university requirements, you will need: 
    • A total of three Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms, all from former college teachers or employers,
    • Vitae
    • Writing sample focusing on a personal or professional experience that generated an interest in pursuing the education specialist degree in Early Education and Intervention
    • Interview

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    Program Coordinator:
    Julie Ricks-Doneen
    102 Pawley Hall
    (248) 370-4107

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