Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

This certificate program provides students with the necessary experiences and information to work with young children, both typically developing and those with disabilities, and their families in a variety of settings, including both home and school. The program also focuses on working effectively with families and children from a variety of cultures and how to provide intervention in a culturally consistent manner.


Students complete a set 12 hour (4 courses) program of study. Courses can be taken in any order. Students eligible for the certificate program must hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of education, special education, or related services.  Eligible students may or may not be concurrently enrolled in a graduate program.

Required Courses (12 Hours)
SPC_ED 8485Introduction and Methods of Early Intervention3
SPC_ED 8495Introduction and Methods of Early Childhood Special Education2-3
SPC_ED 8490Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPC_ED 8605Young Children with Autism3

Online Graduate Program Director: Dr. Jena Randolph
Special Education
Graduate Student Services
303 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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