Early Intervention Academic Programs
The Early Intervention program is guided by a transactional philosophy that emphasizes the interactive nature of child-environment exchanges and the importance of these exchanges to a child's developmental progress. This philosophy permeates the early intervention personnel preparation programs that include master's and doctoral degrees as well as state-approved teaching licensure in Oregon.
Special Education Master's Degree in Early Intervention
The Early Intervention major leads to a Special Education master's degree—M.A., M.S., or M.Ed.— with an emphasis in early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE). Activity-based intervention and a family-guided approach to serving young children with special needs are emphasized. Full-time students can complete the program in four to six consecutive terms. Students may also elect to pursue licensure with an endorsment in Early Intervention/Special Education.
EI/ECSE Leadership Program (Doctoral)
The early intervention/special education program leading to a Ph.D. provides advanced training and preparation for four leadership roles: program developer and evaluator, instructor in higher education, and applied researcher.