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Early Childhood Special Education, Birth-Age 5

This option prepares graduates to work with and advocate for infants and young children with developmental delays and disabilities birth to five and their families in a variety of early intervention, home and school settings.

Required Program Courses 18 hrs.

EDSP 536. Teaching Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities. 3
EDSP 538. Program Management in Early Childhood Special Education. 3
EDSP/PSYC 638. Early Childhood Assessment and Intervention. 3
COSD 602. Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years.
OR
EDSP 602. Language Disorders: Birth to Five Years. 3
EDSP 677. Medical Aspects of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities. 3
EDSP, EDRD, or EDET 600-level
Elective 3

To obtain VDOE licensure in Early Childhood Special Education, Birth to Five, an additional 6-12 semester hours of internship experiences are required.

EDSP 740. Teaching Internship in Early Childhood Special Education: Home- and community- based Services. (3-6 hours; repeatable up to 6 hours)
EDSP 741. Teaching Internship in Early Childhood Special Education: School-based Services
(3-6 hours; repeatable up to 6 hours).
*Six semester hour minimum in at least two settings, one of which may be a current place of employment.