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Special Education Early Childhood Master's or Endorsement – Courses & Requirements

You can start this program any academic term, and courses are designed for the schedules of working professionals. Please choose a delivery location to learn more about how courses are scheduled for each delivery.

Required Courses (33-36 Credit Hours)

Master's degree students will take one more course (three credit hours) than endorsement-only students. That course is labeled below.

For an example of upcoming courses, visit the Current Program Students page for the Denver + Online and Online programs.

EDSE 510 Foundations of Special Education (3)

EDSE 511 Learning Environments and Cultural Considerations (3)

EDSE 512 Assessment, IEP Development and Instructional Planning (3)

EDSE 530 Family/Professional Partnerships (3)

EDSE 531 Assessment and Planning in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

EDSE 532 Typical and Atypical Early Child Development: Application to Early Childhood Special Education (3)

EDSE 533 Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

EDSE 534 Research, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

EDSE 537 Practicum in EC/ECSE: Infants and Toddlers (2)

EDSE 538 Practicum in EC/ECSE: 3-5 years (2)

EDSE 539 Practicum in EC/ECSE: 5-8 years (2)

EDSE 616 Scientifically Based Literacy Interventions (3)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3) *only required for Master's students


For full details, see the official program listings in the UNC Graduate Catalog:

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Credits Required:
Endorsement = 33
Masters = 36
Time to Completion:
2 years
$520/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Rashida Banerjee