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.
|TAL 640||Typical and Atypical Child Development||3|
|TAL 641||Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities: Strategies and Medical Issues||3|
|TAL 642||Evaluation and Assessment in Infant and Early Childhood Special||3|
|TAL 643||Intervention Strategies in Infant and Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|TAL 644||Early Childhood Curriculum Development||3|
|TAL 645||Methods for Communications and Language in Young Children with Disabilities||3|
|TAL 646||Working with Children who Exhibit Challenging Behaviors||3|
|TAL 648||Practicum/Internship with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities||3|
|TAL 649||Practicum/Internship with Children with Disabilities (3-5 yrs.)||3|
|TAL 650||Early Reading Instruction and Literature for Young Children||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|