M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education



M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education

» At-Large Graduate Courses

At-Large Graduate Courses

Individuals interested in getting credentialed in the Illinois Birth–Three early intervention system as developmental therapists can take the required courses needed as graduate students at-large through this master’s program. Course requirements for each of these follow:

Courses for the Early Intervention Birth–Three Developmental Therapist Credential:

  • MEC 505 Infant Development: Typical and Atypical (2 hours), January Term
  • MEC 511 Working with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families (1hour), January Term
  • MEC 515 Observation and Assessment of Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (3 hours), Spring Term
  • MEC 520 Early Intervention Methods and Team Practices (3 hours), Spring Term

Courses for Early Childhood Special Approval on Early Childhood or Special Education Teaching Licenses:

  • MEC 502 Early Childhood Speech and Language Development (3 hours), Fall Term
  • MEC 555 Child, Family & Community (2 hours),  Summer Term
  • MEC 560 Observation and Assessment of the Preschool Child with Special Needs (3hours), Fall Term
  • MEC 565 Early Childhood Special Education Methods and Term Practices (3 hours), Fall Term

To enroll as a graduate student at-large, you must contact the School for Professional Studies and complete a one-page application. Approval of the graduate program director is also required.

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