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Early Intervention Special Education License Program (EISE)

EISE Webinar - October 12, 2015

4 pm to 5 pm

This webinar is now complete. The Blackboard Collaborate recording is now available.

The Early Intervention Special Education License Program (EISE) is a graduate teacher licensure program to prepare early interventionists/early childhood special educators to provide services to young children (birth to age 8) with special needs and their families. An additional focus of the program is training students at the preservice level to provide culturally competent services to young children with disabilities and their families who are from diverse backgrounds.

Program benefits

  • Acquire skills to provide services to infants, toddlers, pre-kindergarten children with special needs, and their families
  • Acquire skills to assist children with special needs to reach their maximum potential
  • Gain necessary coursework to apply for licensure in EI/SE 
  • Master's degree embedded into program


  • Part-time 
  • Fully online
  • 64 credits for initial licensure and master's
  • Cohort program
  • Field experiences include classroom, home visiting, and consultation in child care models

Who is eligible?

  • Students who meet the admission criteria of the Graduate School of Education and Portland State University 

Our graduates

  • Early intervention specialists, early childhood special education teachers, Relief Nursery staff, teachers for the Teenage Parent Program (TAP), Head Start and Early Head Start staff

For more information, contact Carlos Quatela at

Online Early Intervention Special Education Endorsement

This program is intended for individuals who are looking to add an Early Intervention Special Education Endorsement to their teaching license. This 21 quarter credit program is fully online. For more information, contact Kerry Goldstein at

Parent-Infant Interaction Project (PII-Project)

The Parent-Infant Interaction Project is a NDRR funded grant to develop a curriculum related to parent-infant interactions for parents with learning disabilities. 

View the 2016 prospective student webinar: