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Project LEEAD: Leadership for Excellence in Early Achievement and Development
The Leadership For Excellence in Early Achievement and Development (LEEAD) grant project prepares fully credentialed early childhood leaders for 21st Century urban systems reform. Learn more.
Innovation for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Preparing Highly-Qualified Educators to Implement Research-based Interventions
A $1.2 million grant from the Office of Special Education Programs that will provide 70% tuition support for 32 students. Learn more.
Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows
The Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows funding option provides tuition assistance for select students. The Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program provides tuition assistance for the coursework required for certification and stipends are available. Learn more.
The Early Childhood Special Education program offers a non-categorical program of study that prepares early childhood educators and early childhood special educators to work with children birth through eight. The early childhood special educator may work directly with children who have disabilities and their families or may work in a collaborative relationship with other professionals. Settings for service delivery include public and private school special education classes and inclusive classes, early intervention programs, Head Start and Early Head Start, public and private child care, the home, hospital settings and specialized agency programs. Students are offered the opportunity to train in age-related subspecialties of preprimary, birth to age five, or primary school age, K - grade 3. The ECSE Program is an approved program by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Program graduates possess knowledge and skills in the specific content areas recommended by NAEYC and DEC: child development and learning; curriculum development and implementation; routine-based intervention in natural environments; family-centered services deliver models; child assessment, evaluation, and progress monitoring; cultural, linguistic, and economic diversity; and field-based practicum and internships.
Foggy Bottom Campus, Online
39 Credit Hours
Fall: April 1
Summer: March 1
Spring: October 1
Semesters for Entry:
Fall, Spring, or Summer
Assistant Director of Admissions
|Dr. Jay Shotel
Professor of Special Education, Program Coordinator of Early Childhood Special Education
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