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Initial and Additional Licensure/MA in Teaching Special Education

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

Educators specializing in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) learn to meet the needs of learners from birth through six with motor, sensory, health, communication, social-emotional or cognitive disabilities.

Where you'll learn:

Courses offered on campus, metro locations, and online. We offer face-to-face, hybrid, and hyflex (face-to-face, online synchronous or asynchronous) course formats.

When to start:

Year round

Curriculum Requirements: Early Childhood Special Education

Credits

Initial License/MA in Teaching: 49

Additional License: 12 minimum depending on previous coursework up to 36

MA with Additional License: 30 minimum

SEP Requirements for First Time MN Licensure Need:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society and TEGR 511 Field Experience I
TEGR 512 Diverse Learners and Families
TEGR 530 Psychology for Teaching & Learning and TEGR 532 Field Experience II

Reading Courses:
TEGR 550 Language Development, Literacy, & Lit I 
TEGR 570 Language Development, Literacy, & Lit II 

Core Courses:
SPED 750 Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Interventions and Learning Envrn.
SPED 714 Professional Practice: Collaboration, Co-teaching & Educational Tech.

Licensure Courses:
SPED 645 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Individual Planning for Diverse Learners
SPED 716 Fundamentals for Students with Mild/Moderate Needs
SPED 717 Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 778 Fundamentals: Preschoolers
SPED 744 Fundamentals: Infants, Toddlers and Families
SPED 740 Methods: Early Childhood Special Education
SPED 741 Student Teaching and Seminar: Early Childhood Special Education

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research

 


TEGR 550 Language Development, Lit & Literacy I (if needed)
TEGR 570 Language Development, Lit & Literacy II (if needed)
SPED 778 Fundamentals: Preschoolers
SPED 744 Fundamentals: Infants, Toddlers and Families
SPED 740 Methods: Early Childhood Special Education
SPED 741 Student Teaching and Seminar: Early Childhood Special Education


Core Courses:
SPED 703 Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorder
SPED 754 Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 755 Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Cleaners
SPED 719 Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Intervention

Courses Needed for Additional License:
SPED 740 Methods: Early Childhood Special Education
SPED 744 Fundamentals: Infants and Toddlers
SPED 778 Fundamentals: Pre-Schoolers
XXX Elective
SPED 741 Student Teaching & Seminar: Early Childhood Special Education

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research

Core Courses:
SPED 750 Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Interventions and Learning Enivrn.
SPED 714 Professional Practice: Collaboration, Co-teaching & Educational Tech.

Licensure Courses:
SPED 645 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Individual Planning for Diverse Learners
SPED 716 Fundamentals for Students with Mild/Moderate Needs
SPED 717 Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 778 Fundamentals: Preschoolers
SPED 744 Fundamentals: Infants, Toddlers and Families
SPED 740 Methods: Early Childhood Special Education
SPED 741 Student Teaching & Seminar: Early Childhood Special Education

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research


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Join us for an upcoming online information session to learn more about all the ways you can pursue Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE).

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01 Meeting the needs of working professionals

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Summer Institute

The ECSE Summer Institute provides an opportunity to learn how to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in ECSE conveniently scheduled over the summer or online to meet the needs of working educators. Take courses toward an ECSE Special Education License.

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02 Getting Noticed for Excellence

PRESCHOOLTEACHER.ORG

PreSchoolTeacher.org named the University of St. Thomas MA in Early Childhood Special Education among the best ITP Master's in Early Childhood Education for 2020-21.