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Early Intervention - Graduate Certificate

The Early Intervention graduate certificate is primarily intended for individuals interested in working with young children ages 0-3 who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families across a variety of settings. The certificate provides skills and competencies specific to contemporary and recommended practices in early intervention that are empirically based, contemporary philosophical orientations about young children and families, supporting families and caregivers to enhance children's growth and development, federal early intervention legislation, teaming with professionals and family members, ethical conduct in all professional activities, advocacy and inclusive practices.

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Program Description

Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score
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International applicants who do not meet the above test scores will not be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Coursework

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
SPED 62951EARLY INTERVENTION IN NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS 3
SPED 63892EARLY INTERVENTION INTERNSHIP 3
SPED 63952FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3
SPED 63954PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: TEAMING 3
SPED 63955TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN 3
SPED 63956FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES 3
SPED 63957ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES 3
SPED 64951DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN AND INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:24

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000 3.000
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE | Apply for federal grant funding today!

The Early Childhood Special Education program at Kent State University has been identified as a high-need area and has received federal funds to prepare individuals at the graduate level to work with families of infants and toddlers with disabilities in Early Intervention. This grant is called "Natural Environments by Teaming 2.0 (Project NExT 2.0." Full scholarships are available for this full-time, transdisciplinary certificate!

Did you know? This program is not just for students with an undergraduate degree in Special Education. Students with a degree in Speech Language Pathology, Human Development and Family Science, Teacher Licensure and other related fields are encouraged to apply for this program if interested.

Find more information about federal grant funding for the Early Intervention Certificate Program

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Examples of Possible Careers
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Service Coordinator
  • Early Intervention Provider
  • Early Intervention Evaluator
  • Early Intervention Administrator

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