Minor in Early Childhood Special Education
The Minor in Early Childhood Special Education provides candidates with the knowledge of intervention strategies and learning environments that support the development of young children with disabilities and developmental delays in the birth to age 5 range.
Completion of the Minor in Early Childhood Special Education in conjunction with completion of an initial teacher licensure program (i.e. Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education) leads to a Special Education Early Childhood Endorsement for Birth - PreK with the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED). Students majoring in another subject who wish to minor in early childhood special education would not be eligible for the endorsement through DEED.
Student must complete the following requirements.
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Young Children in Inclusive Settings|
|Human Development and Learning|
|Language Development Across the Lifespan|
|Early Childhood Mental Health|
|Complete the following courses:|
|EDSE A311Y||Special Children from Birth through Five||3|
|EDSE A313Y||Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports for Early Childhood||3|
|EDSE A320Y||Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|EDSE A422Y||Strategies: Infants & Toddler Special Education||3|
|EDSE A423Y||Strategies: Preschool Special Education||3|
|EDSE A495Y||Field Experience in Early Childhood Special Education||3|
A total of 18 credits are required for the minor.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Identify historical and legal factors that have contributed to the current educational context of young children with disabilities and their families.
- Conduct appropriate assessments use with young children and families and determine individual learning needs, including needs of culturally and linguistically diverse children, children with identified disabilities and developmental delays, and those at-risk of developmental delays.
- Develop and implement appropriate instructional programming for students using evidence-based strategies and interventions.
- Create environments that promote child development and learning.
- Collect and evaluate child assessment data and outcomes and make data-based decisions about individual programming modifications.
- Communicate and collaborate with professional colleagues and parents and family members to maximize positive student outcomes.