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Preschool/Early Intervention License Endorsement

Graduates learn to work with infants, toddlers, and preschool children who need extra help in their development. They get to partner with families and other experts to create personalized plans for each child. Family-centered early intervention specialists get to work with families in their homes.

Preschool special education teachers have a variety of jobs. An inclusive or specialized preschool teacher, a co-teacher, or an itinerant support specialist. They also have the opportunity to work with general education preschool teachers and families to make sure each child gets an education suited to them.

 BIRTH - 5

Candidates prepare to serve children, ages birth through five, in home-based and preschool settings.

Teacher Education Core (21 credit hours)

Number Course Name Credits Term
SP ED 2010 Human Exceptionality 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
SP ED 2011 Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3 Spring
SP ED 5021 Principles of Assessment and Data-Based Decision Making 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
SP ED 5022 Principles of Instruction & Behavior Support 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
SP ED 5030 Functional Communication and Language Development  3 Spring, Summer
SP ED 5040 Legal & Policy Foundations of Special Education  3 Spring, Summer

Specialization in Preschool Special Education/Early Intervention (32 Credit Hours) 

Number Course Name Credits Term
SP ED 5260  Transdisciplinary Approaches for Students with Severe Disabilities  3 Spring
SP ED 5310 Curriculum and Programming for Preschool Children with Developmental Delays 3 Fall
SP ED 5320 Communication, Social and Play Development and Intervention in Early Childhood 3 Fall
SP ED 5330  Field Studies I: Early Childhood 3 Fall, Spring
SP ED 5340 Individualizing for Diverse Learning Needs  3 Fall
SP ED 5350 Collaborative Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Delays  3 Spring
SP ED 5360 Supporting Young Children with Developmental Delays in Natural Environments  3 Spring
SP ED 5370 Early Childhood Seminar  3 Spring
SP ED 5390  Student Teaching: Early Intervention  3 Fall, Spring, Summer
SP ED 5400  Student Teaching: Preschool 3 Fall, Spring

Students may be recommended for licensure to the Utah State Board of Education following completion of the Teacher License Requirements, Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT), Foundations of Reading Test (Pearson), and successful completion of background check.

Last Updated: 9/22/23