This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
The minor in early intervention and early childhood special education is meant to provide students with specialized courses that will increase their understanding of typical and atypical development, as well strategies to support young children with disabilities and their families when working as a professional in inclusive settings where young children with disabilities are served. Students who complete this minor will not meet the requirements needed for teacher licensure in the state of Virginia as outlined by the Virginia Department of Education. For information regarding licensure, please contact the School of Education's Student Services Center.
Students are able to declare the early intervention and early childhood special education minor after completing 30 credits of baccalaureate course work. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to declare the minor and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 throughout the course work in the minor. The minor requires 18 credits, consisting of the following:
|ECSE 201||Infants and Young Children with Disabilities||3|
|ECSE 202||Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood||3|
|SEDP 216||Families and Professional Partnerships||3|
|Select three of the following courses:||9|
|Developmental Assessment for Young Children|
|Behavior Support in Early Childhood Special Education|
|Communication and Language Development in Early Childhood|
|Medical Aspects of Early Childhood Special Education|
|Play-based Instruction for Inclusive Settings|
|Principles of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health|
|Exceptionality and Technology: Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology|