University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Early Childhood (Endorsement)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Special Education: Early ChildhoodEndorsement

Format: Online

Program Description:

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:






Developmentally appropriate

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 Preparation (CAEP).

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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