Infancy & Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) prepares students to work with young children with disabilities and their families. The master's degree program is based on the core beliefs that: (1) families make a unique contribution to the family-professional partnership and are an integral member of the team; (2) children are active participants in their own learning; and (3) children, families, and professionals benefit from the diverse knowledge that team members share with each other. Coursework and field experiences are designed to facilitate each student's professional growth, and self-reflection is a major component in this training program.

Who should apply

Graduate level students who want to:

  • Focus on working either with infants (birth to 3 years old), or preschool-aged children (3 to 5 years old)
  • Work with children with disabilities and their families
  • Work in a variety of settings, including agencies, schools, hospitals, families' homes, and other natural environments