Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure Preparation (Non-Degree) | Kent State University

Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Licensure Preparation (Non-Degree)

Program Description

The ECIS licensure provides individuals with the coursework and field experiences necessary to work effectively with children with diverse learning abilities in variety of special education settings from preschool to grade 3. 

The ECIS licensure track is offered at the graduate level as a initial license or for individuals interested in a second license. The completed coursework will make the candidate eligible for the Ohio Department of Education issued Early Childhood Intervention Specialist teaching license. Individuals interested in the program can complete the requirements as part of their master’s degree or as a non-degree seeking student independent from a special education degree. 

Admissions Requirements

Official transcript(s) from Baccalaureate program, minimum 3.000 GPA; goal statement; two letters of recommendation, Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form, and Praxis Core Examinations (reading, writing, and mathematics exams) or proof of a valid, Teacher Resident Educator or Professional Teaching License.

LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS (41 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

SPED

63950

Curriculum and Intervention in Early Childhood Services (Fall)

3

 

63952

Family and Professional Collaboration in Early Childhood (Spring)

3

 

63953

Practical Applications: Birth to Five (Spring)

3

 

63954

Practical Applications: Teaming (Fall)

3

 

63955

Typical and Atypical Development in Young Children (Spring)

3

 

63956

Foundations in Early Childhood Services (Fall)

3

 

63957

Assessment and Evaluation of Early Childhood Services (Spring)

3

 

63958

Early Childhood Intervention Methods (every other Summer)

3

 

63992

Student Teaching in Special Education (4-8)

8

 

64951

Developing IFSPs and IEPs for Young Children (Summer)

3

 

64892

Advanced Practicum

3

 

69525

Inquiry into Professional Practice (with student teaching)

3

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK IF NOT COMPLETED AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL (25 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Curriculum courses: 25 credits required, must include 12 credits of Reading Instruction and 3 credit of Phonics. Choose from the following:

25

ASL

19201

Elementary ASL I (4) required

 

CI

57501

Teaching Mathematics in Early and Middle Grades (3) required

 

 

57502

Science Teaching in Early and Middle Grades (3) required

 

 

57503

Teaching Social Studies in Early and Middle Grades (3) required

 

 

67315

Survey of Children's Literature (3)

 

 

67331

Literacy Learning in Early Years (3)

 

ECED

40105

Appropriate Phonics Instruction for Kindergarten and Primary Children (3) required

 

 

40126

Developmental Reading and Writing: Early Years (3)

 

MCED

50007

Teaching reading with Literature in Middle Childhood (3)

 

SPED

53040

Language and Reading in Special Education (3)

 

MINIMUM SUBTOTAL

41

Contact:

Dr. Sanna Harjusola-Webb

shwebb@kent.edu

Dr. Ching-I Chen

cchen46@kent.edu