This program prepares early childhood special educators to work with families, infants, toddlers and preschool children with a range of delays/disabilities.
The program reflects:
basic principles of The Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood
Recommended Guidelines for Personnel Preparation
minimum requirements for teaching endorsements in the areas of Preschool Disabilities and Early Childhood Special Education for the Nebraska Department of Education
Our goal is to ensure that services for young children with delays/disabilities and families are:
Who should consider this program
Special education teachers who want additional specialization, skills or continuing education credits
Early childhood educators
Teachers who want to work with young children with special needs
Allied health and social service specialists who provide special services for children birth to age 5 with delays or disabilities
Those with a baccalaureate degree who wish to pursue a teaching certificate to work with young children with disabilities and their families
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator
International Student Requirements:
If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency