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The minor in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education provides 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.
The minor is structured so that students have a foundational knowledge, and then are able to choose courses that best meet their future professional and educational goals. For example, in SEDP 216 students will hear from family members of children with disabilities. In ECSE 301, students will be able to participate in a mock assessment session, and in ECSE 401, students learn about children with complex medical needs.
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:|
|ECSE 301||Developmental Assessment for Young Children|
|ECSE 303||Behavior Support in Early Childhood Special Education|
|ECSE 304||Communication and Language Development in Early Childhood|
|ECSE 401||Medical Aspects of Early Childhood Special Education|
|ECSE 410||Play-based Instruction for Inclusive Settings|
|ECSE 501||Principles of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health|
|SEDP 402||Exceptionality and Technology: Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology|
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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.
VCU BULLETIN INFO
- 30 credits of baccalaureate coursework
- GPA of 2.8
- Completion of the minor form