Kent State's Special Education Program Seeks Applicants

Photo of Kent State's 2015-16 Early Intervention Certificate Program cohortStudents to receive full tuition for one year, monthly stipend and iPad

Kent State University’s Special Education program seeks applicants for its 2016-17 Early Intervention Certificate Program to prepare individuals at the graduate level to work with infants and toddlers who have identified disabilities or delays and their families. 

The program, which received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is designed for individuals who have existing bachelor’s (or higher) degrees in special education and related fields (for example, early childhood education, human development and family studies, and speech pathology), but all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 and meet Kent State’s graduate admission requirements to be considered for the program.

Financial support will be provided for full-time students and will include:

  • Full tuition support for one calendar year (three semesters with a full-time course load)
  • A monthly stipend, including summer months
  • An iPad

Program activities include research-based coursework in early childhood special education, internship experiences, and ongoing coaching and supervision. The program requires a full-time commitment, and courses are offered in a hybrid format with a combination of on-campus and online participation. A two-year service obligation (i.e., position in the field of early intervention) will be required for the funded students after the completion of the program. 

For more information, contact Sanna Harjusola-Webb, Ph.D., associate professor in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, at or visit

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Photo Caption:
Members of Kent State University’s 2015-16 Early Intervention Certificate Program cohort smile for a group photo.

Media Contacts:
Sanna Harjusola-Webb,, 330-672-0585
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595

POSTED: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 11:59 AM
Updated: Monday, January 30, 2023 10:34 AM
College of Education, Health and Human Services