Inclusive Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate Program

Inclusive Early Childhood Education Graduate Certificate Program

27 credits
Inclusive Early Childhood Education Certificate

This graduate program in Early Childhood Special Education qualifies students to earn Colorado Department of Education teaching license/endorsement in Early Childhood Education (age birth to 8 years old) and Early Childhood Special Education (age birth to 8 years old). This program is ideal for students seeking advanced professional preparation and research opportunities in early childhood education, early childhood special education, and inclusive teaching! For students who seek to complete the certificate, but not the MA in SPED degree need only complete 27 credits. These credits may be applied towards the MA SPED at a later time.

 

Certificate/Endorsement ONLY

Required documents:

  • All official transcripts from colleges/universities
  • Three recommendations (contact information only)
  • Vitae/resume and career goal statement
  • $60.00 application fee (non-refundable)

Select "All Graduate Students" then "Inclusive Early Childhood Education (Graduate Certificate)" for the "Degree Program".  

 

Certificate/Endorsement with MA

Required documents:

  • All official transcripts from colleges/universities 
  • Three recommendations (contact information only)
  • Vitae/resume and career goal statement
  • Background check OR copy of your teaching license
  • $60.00 application fee (non-refundable)

Select "All Graduate Students" then "Special Education (MA)" for the "Degree Program" and "Inclusive Early Childhood Education" for the "Program Concentration".

Certificate

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Required Courses

Financial Aid Priority filing date is March 1 

FALL 1 COURSES

  • IECE 5010 – Inclusive Child Development
  • IECE 5600 – Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum and Instructional Strategies

SPRING 1 COURSES

  • SPED 5001 – Introduction to Special Education
  • SPED 5020 – Teaching Students with Significant Support Needs
  • TED 5570 – Elementary Literacy Methods

SUMMER 1 COURSES

  • SPED 5303 – Designing Trauma Informed Supports
  • IECE 5500 – Collaborative ECSE Assessment and Planning with Families

FALL 2 COURSE

  • IECE 6950 – IECE Student Teaching and Seminar

Connect with Dr. Follari for individual program planning, email lfollari@uccs.edu.

Exams Required Prior to Student Teaching

Passing score on Praxis #5024 Early Childhood Education and #5691 Special Education: Early Childhood; remote.

If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process or would like more information, call 719-255-4996 or education@uccs.edu