2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Early Childhood Education


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This graduate program in Early Childhood Special Education qualifies students to earn Colorado Department of Education teaching license/endorsement in Early Childhood Education birth-8 and Early Childhood Special Education, birth-8 special education. For students who seek to complete the certificate, but not the MA in SPED degree at this time, the following courses are required (these may be applied towards the MA SPED at a later time).

More information may be found on the website.

Faculty

  • Lissanna Follari, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for IECE, Assistant Professor
  • Scott Kupferman, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for Special Education, Associate Professor
  • Katie McCabe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Required Coursework (27 credit hours)


Additional Information on Licensure


The Inclusive Early Childhood Education Certificate Program is a multi-credential program. Students who successfully complete the program will be recommended for an initial teaching license in Early Childhood Education (ages 0-8), and an added endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education (ages 0-8).

Exam Requirements

In order to receive an initial license or added endorsement students will need to complete the following exam(s):

  • PRAXIS II Education of Young Children #5024. This exam must be passed by July 15 just prior to Professional Year courses. Students will not be allowed to continue with Professional Year coursework unless they have passed this exam.
  • PRAXIS II Teaching, Reading: Elementary #5205. This exam must be passed by July 15 just prior to Professional Year courses. Students will not be allowed to continue with Professional Year coursework unless they have passed this exam.
  • PRAXIS II Special Education: Preschool/Early Childhood #5691. This exam must be passed by July 15 just prior to Professional Year courses. Students will not be allowed to continue with Professional Year coursework unless they have passed this exam.

When registering to take the Praxis exam(s), students need to send their scores to UCCS (4874) and the Colorado Department of Education (7040).

For more information, students should visit: www.ets.org/praxis

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