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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294

The Early Intervention certificate is primarily intended for individuals interested in working with young children ages 0-3 who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families across variety of settings. Early Intervention certificate provides skills and competencies specific to: contemporary and recommended practices in EI that are empirically based, contemporary philosophical orientations about young children and families, supporting families and caregivers to enhance children's growth and development, federal EI legislation, teaming with professionals and family members, ethical conduct in all professional activities, advocacy and inclusive practices.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must meet admissions criteria for the special education program and hold a baccalaureate level degree.

Course Title Credits
SPED 62951 Early Intervention in Natural Environments 3
SPED 63892 Early Intervention Internship 3
SPED 63952 Family and Professional Collaboration in Early Childhood 3
SPED 63954 Practical Applications: Teaming 3
SPED 63955 Typical and Atypical Development in Young Children 3
SPED 63956 Foundations in Early Childhood Services 3
SPED 63957 Assessment and Evaluation of Early Childhood Services 3
SPED 64951 Developing IFSPs and IEPs for Young Children 3