The Master in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a graduate program that provides trainings, research opportunities and post-graduate experiences for early childhood professionals and teachers who want to advance their careers. Our aim is to support children with special needs as they enter school, and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and development.
We are committed to providing our students with the tools they need to become experts in the field of early childhood special education. We offer courses on classroom management and culture, language acquisition, developmental psychology, educational theory, curriculum development and assessment strategies. Students have opportunities to take part in field-based internships where they can gain hands-on experience in real-world settings.
Our faculty members have years of experience working with children who have disabilities or developmental delays; we also conduct research on topics such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), visual impairments, hearing loss/deafness, intellectual disabilities (ID), emotional disturbances (ED), speech/language impairments (SLI). Our goal is to provide students with an understanding of how these conditions affect children’s ability to learn at school so that they may better serve them once they enter the workforce.”
The Masters in Early Childhood Special Education program prepares teachers, who have already earned an initial teaching certificate, to work with children from birth through age eight who have special needs. It is a flexible program that is designed to be completed while working in the field.
The program is offered as a four-semester full-time program or a six-semester part-time program, depending on your goals and needs. Our classes are offered evenings and weekends to fit your busy schedule.
With this program, you can gain the skills and experience you need to set yourself up for success as an early childhood special education teacher. This degree is an excellent option for those who are currently working in early childhood education settings, as well as anyone who wants to enter the field.
The Masters in Early Childhood Special Education Program is designed for students who have an initial teaching certificate and desire to work with children from birth to eight years of age. The program is designed to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable and skilled to teach children with disabilities in inclusive settings, as well as provide leadership within their schools and districts.
The Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education prepares educators to be leaders in the field, designing and implementing interventions for children with disabilities in inclusive settings. The program provides a solid foundation for those seeking a variety of roles, including lead teacher, supervisor, or administrator in early childhood programs.
This is a fully online program with the option to take classes from your phone, tablet, or computer. We know that flexibility is important, because our students’ lives are busy—we make sure you can work on your degree whenever it’s convenient for you. Our professors bring years of experience and expertise in this field, and we make sure that they’re available to help you through the program.
This program is designed to prepare you to work with children who require extra support to succeed in school. Graduates are qualified to provide special education services as well as early childhood instruction, and they’re also prepared to take the state licensure exam for teaching students up to age eight.