The special education preschool endorsement is a three-course sequence (9 semester hours) with embedded field experiences. This endorsement can be added to your teaching certificate in early childhood education or special education. With this endorsement, you may teach young children with disabilities at the preschool level in both inclusive and self-contained school settings.
Your program of study includes three courses that give you a solid foundation in teaching methods and curriculum, followed by more specific intervention models and assessment procedures.
Seminar in early childhood special education, including history of and rationale for early intervention from birth through age five, typical and atypical early development, family and diversity issues. Emphasis is on assessment, including screening and play-based assessment.
Program models, instructional methods, and curricula in early childhood special education. Emphases are on developmentally appropriate practice, family systems, diversity, transitions, and methods for collaboration.
Formal and informal language assessment procedures; selection and implementation of appropriate assessment instruments and models; intervention models for diverse populations.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Participate in research projects and volunteer at local organizations such as Extra Special People or join student organizations such as Special Olympics at UGA or AutismUGA.
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