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Undergraduate: Graduates in Early Childhood Special Education are prepared as highly qualified teachers to serve infants and toddlers (0-2 yrs) and children in preschool (3-5 yrs) and primary (6-9 yrs) age level settings.
Masters: Graduates in Early Childhood Special Education are prepared as highly qualified advanced teachers to serve infants and toddlers (0-2 yrs) and children in preschool (3-5 yrs) and primary (6-9 yrs) age level settings. There are curriculum options for students who hold an undergraduate degree in (a) special education, (b) teacher education, but not in special education (5th year); and (c), some area other than education (5th year alternative).
Doctoral: Graduates in the doctoral program are prepared for careers in research and instruction in higher education, or leadership roles in administration and policy-making at the state and national levels.
Distance Education: An online ECSE master's program is offered, as well as an in-service certification program for field-based personnel serving young children with low incidence disabilities. The communication outlets for these programs include Blackboard, streaming RealMedia, wireless technology, and online (live) interaction with instructors and fellow students. A mandatory on-campus orientation meeting is required for new students and is held 10am - 3pm on the first Saturday of each semester. Visit this page for more information.
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2013