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Plan of Study

Advanced Certificate:
Early Childhood (Birth – Grade 2) and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth – Grade 2)

29 Credits

Prerequisites:    Master’s degree

Certification in Childhood Education (Gr. 1-6); Elementary Education (Prek-6); or Special Education (1-6 or K-12)

[Note: If the student comes in with special education certification s/he will have to demonstrate a breadth and depth of liberal arts preparation comparable to that required of those students who matriculate into our master’s degree programs in Childhood or Early Childhood Education.]

TED 500 (Lives of Children) or its equivalent

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 600 Introduction to Students with Learning Problems 3
TED 650 Developmental Psychopathology 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy  
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading  
TED 616 Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Disabilities 3
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings 3

TED 641


Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Education 3
TED 642 Observation and Assessment in the Early Childhood Classroom 3
TED 636 Early Childhood Special Education 3

TED 741


TED 742

Seminar and Student Teaching:  Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education   
Seminar and Supervised Teaching:  Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education

Successful completion of CST in Multi-Subject and Special Education