Early Childhood Special Education (M.S.)

You will be prepared to work in a home visit program for parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities or as a teacher at a public or private preschool program for children with and without disabilities. Your learning will be guided by philosophies that support the interactive nature of child-environment exchanges and their importance to children's ongoing developmental progress. You will learn assessment, evaluation, child intervention strategies and family interaction strategies, to aid you in identifying and providing services for young children with disabilities. Master's candidates will learn critical skills in research and comprehensive literature review. 

Program Highlights

  • Student candidates gain experience in early intervention and early childhood special education
  • Designed for part-time or full-time students
  • Complements a variety of undergraduate program backgrounds and professions
  • Includes project-based assignments and extended field experiences 

Program Distinctions

  • Membership in Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • Meets education requirements for Minnesota state licensure for education of young children with disabilities for both birth-2 years and 3-7 years

Graduate Director

Dr. JoAnn Johnson

Popular Careers

  • Preschool teacher
  • Childcare teacher
  • Hospital program provider
  • Home visit provider 

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall Aug. 1 June 15 Aug. 1
Spring Dec. 1 Oct. 15 Dec. 1
Summer May 1 Feb. 15 May 1

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