Early Childhood Special Education prepares students to work with young children with disabilities and their families in inclusive, collaborative, and natural environments. As part of the 30 credits of coursework, students complete 6 credits of practicum experiences in high-need urban settings involving collaborative partners within the UM as well as community agencies. The program culminates in the presentation of an Advocacy Capstone project. Coursework, practicum experiences and Capstone projects start scholars on a pathway to advocacy for high-need children and their families. 

The program includes coursework and practicum experiences that could lead to endorsement in Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities. Please contact the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Educator Certificate for any questions regarding endorsement.

Core Courses
TAL 640Typical and Atypical Child Development3
TAL 641Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities: Strategies and Medical Issues3
TAL 642Evaluation and Assessment in Infant and Early Childhood Special3
TAL 643Intervention Strategies in Infant and Early Childhood Special Education3
TAL 644Early Childhood Curriculum Development3
TAL 645Methods for Communications and Language in Young Children with Disabilities3
TAL 646Working with Children who Exhibit Challenging Behaviors3
TAL 648Practicum/Internship with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities3
TAL 649Practicum/Internship with Children with Disabilities (3-5 yrs.)3
TAL 650Early Reading Instruction and Literature for Young Children3
Total Credit Hours30