Advanced certificate in early intervention and parenting

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Admission Requirements

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This program is pending New York State Education Department approval.


Program Description:

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The Advanced Certificate in Early Intervention and Parenting program (18-credits) is clinically rich, with an emphasis on relationship-based and evidence-based, family-centered practices, the parent-infant dyad and infant mental health, typical and atypical development, and a trans-disciplinary approach to working in partnership with culturally diverse families with infants and toddlers with disabilities (or at-risk for developmental delays).

This program is open to both master's students and post-master's professionals including early childhood educators, mental health professionals, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists currently working in Early Intervention (EI) and in other early childhood and family settings. For graduate students across disciplines, this unique program aims to support the next generation of EI professionals to develop expertise in early childhood development and effective family-centered, best practices. For early childhood professionals, already competent and working in the field, to integrate their professional knowledge and skills with family-centered, best practices that will enhance the parent-child relationship, support children's development, and help prevent long-term developmental delays.

By completing this Advance Certificate program, both students and skilled professionals will learn about integrating multiple perspectives by understanding children's functioning and development across domains as well as working with caregivers and their children within the context of the families' concerns, priorities, and culture.

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Matriculation requirements:

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Entrance requirements for acceptance include an earned baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the undergraduate major, and a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in early childhood special education, occupational therapy or related field. Applicants must present coursework or equivalent work experience in knowledge of child development and foundations in special education. Additional courses may be required prior to admission to remedy any deficiency in a prospective student's ability to meet matriculation requirements.

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Degree Requirements:

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The 18-credit Advanced Certificate is a masters or post-masters and requires six sequential courses that currently exist in the ECAE department:

ECAE 7663T Communication Development and Assessment of Young Multilingual Children with and without Special Needs, 3 credits

ECAE 7675T Supporting Diverse Families and Parent-Child Relationships, 3 credits

ECAE 7678T Developmental and Educational Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Special Needs, 3 credits

ECAE 7683T Typical and Atypical Physical Development in Infants, Toddlers and Young Children: Prevention and Early Intervention, 3 credits

ECAE 7885T Advanced Human Development I: Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood, 3 credits

ECAE 7886T Advanced Human Development II: Parent-Child Interactions, 3 credits

This certificate requires 280 hours of supervised clinical fieldwork (and reflective supervision) in families' homes as well as center-based programs and hospitals. It is designed to be completed in one year (summer, fall, spring, summer).