Western Regional Early Intervention Conference

A Summer 2023 Graduate Special Education Professional Renewal Course

Tied to attendance at the June 13-15 Western Regional Early Intervention Conference (WREIC) for professionals who work with children (and their families) ages birth to five years old who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind.

All course content is designed to bring new and innovative information to the course participants. The topics that have been selected are important to the everyday teaching practices of the participants.

The instructor of record, Tanni Anthony, PhD, will guide your course activities.

This course is graded Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory (aka Pass/Fail). See the syllabus for session and learning outcome details, as well as attendance tracking details.


  • Eligibility

    Required for All Participants

    • Participants must be registered for the WREIC conference, as this course is tied to attendance at that conference.
    • All course participants must be school-based professionals working with students with significant support needs, including deafblindness.
    • Prerequisites for the course include general knowledge of sensory and/or significant support needs disabilities, indicated by a degree or the current completion of a degree as a special educator and/or a related service provider.

    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.

    Note: UNC student immunization policies will apply to your enrollment. See the current UNC vaccination policy and directions. If you enroll for a fully online course, please contact debra.miller@unco.edu after your enrollment to request that the immunization requirement be removed.

  • Register

    Use CRN: 40704

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • 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 of record:
    Tanni Anthony, Ph.D.

    UNC Extended Campus

  • 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 due date listed on your eBill to avoid service 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.