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.
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
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.
- Face-to-face at PSU’s downtown campus or online
- 55 credits
- Full-time and part-time options
- Cohort program
- Practicum experience
- Can combine with a master's degree
Cohorts begin every year. There is one prerequisite course:
Undergrad Child Development Course
(e.g., PSU: PSY 460, UO: PSY 376, OSU: HDFS 311, EOU 330 or 430, Lane Community College: ECE 226, PCC: ECE 226)
You may begin the enrollment process in a few simple steps:
- Take the CBEST, PPST, WEST-B, or Essential Academic Skills test
- Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Schedule your in-person appointment
- Begin the application process
Admission deadline: Dec 3 (priority), May 30 (regular) or until filled
On campus - cohort groups
- AddSped Endorsement in Special Education
- Autism Certificate of Completion
- Special Education License: Elementary or Secondary
- Added Elementary Authorization
- Inclusive Elementary Educator License and Master's Degree
- Special Educator Professional Development Opportunities
- Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Certificate of Completion