Pre-K Special Needs

The Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs Endorsement provides existing teachers with the coursework and field experiences necessary to work effectively with all preschool aged children in inclusive settings.  The completed coursework will make the candidate eligible for the Ohio Department of Education issued endorsement. 

This endorsement can be added to an existing teaching license (e.g., ECE license). The courses are offered at the graduate level only. 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. 

Course Requirements

SPED

63950

OR

63958

Curriculum and Intervention in Early Childhood Services (Fall) OR

Early Childhood Intervention Methods (every other summer)

3

 

63952

Family and Professional Collaboration in Early Childhood (Spring)

3

 

63953

Practical Applications: Birth to Five (Spring)

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

 

64951

Developing IFSPs and IEPs for Young Children (Summer)

3

 

64892

Advanced Practicum

3

TOTAL

24

PRE-K SPECIAL NEEDS ENDORSEMENT PLAN OF STUDY (PDF)

Graduate Application

Faculty Contacts:

Dr. Sanna Harjusola-Webb at shwebb@kent.edu

Dr. Ching-I Chen at cchen46@kent.edu