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MAE: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure, Ages 3-8

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, ages 3-8, (62 credit hours) is a special education program that prepares individuals to teach children ages three through eight (grades pre-k through third).

MAE Core Courses (13 Credit Hours)
EDUC 605 Leading and Learning in a Culture of Change (3)
EDUC 606 Invitational and Inclusive Education (3)
EDUC 607 Applications of Educational Research (3)
EDUC 608* Critical Pedagogy: The Transformational Educator (1)
EDUC 700 Research Seminar & Project (3)
EDUC 705/706 National Board Certification Process (1+2)
EDUC 710 Practitioner Seminar and Project (3)

Professional Education (33 Credit Hours)
Early Childhood Courses Shared with Early Childhood Program
EDUC 578 Theories of Early Childhood Development and Language (3)
EDUC 592* Administration of Early Childhood Programs (3)
EDUC 593* Early Childhood Education (3)

Content and Pedagogy Courses Shared with Early Childhood Program
EDUC 586* Social Studies in Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 588* Science in Early Childhood Education (3)
EDUC 599* Mathematics in Early Childhood Education(3)

Special Education Focus
EDUC 528* Learning Differences and Exceptionalities (3)
EDUC 595* Young Children with Special Needs I (3)
EDUC 596* Assessment for Early Intervention (3)
EDUC 597* Young Children with Special Needs II (3)
EDUC 598* Young Children with Intensive Needs (3)

Reading (12 Credit Hours)
EDUC 520* Language, Literacy and Communication (3)
EDUC 521 Phonics and the Reading Process (3)
EDUC 523* Content Area Literacy (3)
EDUC 524* Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)

Clinical Practice 4 Credit Hours)
EDUC 547 Intervention Specialist Seminar (1)
EDUC 688 Intervention Specialist Clinical Practice (3)


*Additional field hours required

For a complete listing of MAE requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).