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At a glance: Early Intervention Special Education License

A licensure program in early childhood special education

Every child deserves the opportunity to reach his/her full potential. That's why early intervention specialists are so important. This program provides you with the skills needed to work with very young children who have special needs, birth through grade three. With this licensure program you will be a licensed early intervention specialist who will identify and work with children who have special needs and their caregivers. You will be qualified to provide services in home, school and community environments.

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Program benefits

As a member of this program, you will:

  • Become familiar with assessment tools and intervention strategies for young children with special needs
  • Be in a position to empower children and families with skills
  • Master's degree included with initial license

As a graduate, you will be in high demand in schools and community settings.

Who is this for?

Those interested in becoming a licensed professional in serving young children and their families.

Program format

  • Fully online
  • 64 credits
    • Two year part-time options
    • Cohort program
    • Practicum experience

Get started

Cohorts begin every year. There are two prerequisite courses:

  • SPED 418
  • PSY 460

You may begin the enrollment process in a few simple steps:

  1. Take the CBEST, PPST, WEST-B, or Essential Academic Skills test
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
  3. Schedule your in-person appointment
  4. Begin the application process

Want to add an Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/SE) Endorsement to your valid Oregon Early Childhood Teaching license? Go to program website.

Contact
Leslie Munson
Program Coordinator
munsonl@pdx.edu
503-725-5490
1-800-547-8887 ext 55490
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