Introduction to Infant & Early Mental Health

A Fall 2019 Online Special Education Course

This course is designed to provide undergraduate students in the areas of psychology, education, social work, and other related majors preparing to work with infants and young children, an introduction to the field of infant and early childhood mental health. This includes social and emotional development, screening, assessment and intervention, brain development, the effects of toxic stress and trauma on brain development, the role of responsive caregiving as a mitigating factor for adverse conditions, and professional areas of development such as reflective practice and infant mental health endorsement.

This course is designed to introduce students to infant and early childhood mental health (birth through 5 years of age) and should be used as a time to integrate the foundations of infant mental health into students’ work with infants, young children and their families.

Choose Graduate or Undergraduate Option

Undergraduate version of course = EDSE 308-941 Syllabus

Graduate version of course = EDSE 508-942 Syllabus

  • Eligibility

    Undergraduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you may take this course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Eligibility by State

    At this time, UNC can serve online education to students from every state, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.

  • Register

    EDSE 308-941 CRN: 15672

    EDSE 508-942 CRN: 15673

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Instructor:
    Noelle Hause
    noelle.hause@unco.edu

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    E-mail: aimee.rogers@unco.edu 
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@unco.edu or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the end of the month in which it was received to avoid finance charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website. Please contact Aimee Rogers at 970-351-2594 if you have any other billing concerns.

    EDSE 308-941 Syllabus
    EDSE 508-942 Syllabus