Early Childhood Special Education (M.S.)

Early Childhood Special Education (M.S.)

Graduate Certificate

The Early Childhood Special Education graduate certificate program gives you a good overview of early childhood special education — its history, philosophies behind the profession and legal requirements. You will learn about child development, methods for teaching young children with disabilities and screening and assessing young children. Your studies will also look at family structure and its impact on child development. You will learn skills in early intervention and early childhood special education. You will end with a supervised student teaching opportunity.

Courses are available that complete the required education required for licensure in Early Childhood Special Education in Minnesota. Completion of the certificate and license often leads to completion of the master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education.  

After you receive entrance to the certificate or licensure track, your previous coursework will be reviewed to determine which licensure requirements you may have already met.

Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State University prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length, and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment Acknowledgement form as a part of their application for admission.

Early Childhood Special Education (Graduate Certificate)