Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

Program Description | Admission | Certificate Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The Early Childhood Special Education certificate combines early childhood education and special education courses to provide additional training for individuals who teach or work with children with special needs.


This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University. 


Admission

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Special Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample

 

For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at https://www.shsu.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-in-early-childhood-special-education/.


Certificate Requirements

 

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

Item
Requirement
Options
Hours
Required
1
Specified
Courses
Choose all from:
SPED 5301 <SPD 535> Education of Individuals with Disabilities
SPED 6308 <SPD 538> Practicum and Methods in Special Education
SPED 6307 <SPD 637> Behavior Change and System Support
ECHE 5363 <ECE 538> Building Relationships with Diverse Families and Children
ECHE 5349 <ECE 539> Language and Literacy Development in the Young Child
15
TOTAL
15

 


Courses

Special Education (SPED)

Early Childhood Education (ECHE)

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