Licensure/Endorsement

The Early Intervention Program offers basic and standard endorsements with options for an Early Intervention /Early Childhood Special Education Add-On (Level I) endorsement program for individuals who hold a valid Oregon Special Education or Early Childhood Teaching License, or a Stand-Alone (Level II) endorsement program for individuals who do not. The endorsement programs prepare professionals to work with children who have disabilities ranging from mild to severe.

Coursework Requirements

Courses Add-On
(Level I)
Stand Alone
(Level II)*
     
SPED 684 Applications of the Linked System I X X
SPED 609 Practicum I in Early Intervention X X
SPED 680 Foundations in Early Intervention X X
SPED 687 Early Intervention Methods I X X
SPSY 617 Tests and Measurement in Education   X
SPED 526 Behavior Management   X
     
SPED 685 Applications of the Linked System II X X
SPED 609 Practicum II in Early Intervention X X
SPED 681 Family-Guided Early Intervention X X
SPED 682 Assessment & Evaluation in EI Instruction X X
SPED 688 Early Intervention Methods II X X
SPED 580 Student Supports   X
     
SPED 609 Practicum III in Early Intervention X  
SPED 625 Final Supervised Field Experience in Early Intervention   X
SPED 689 Early Intervention Methods III X X
EDUC 610 Law and Governance Summer Quarter   X
     
SPED 609 Practicum IV in Early Intervention X  
SPED 683 Curriculum in Early Childhood and EI X X
SPED 690 Early Intervention Methods IV   X
SPED 662 Foundations of Disability   X
     
Credits 22 53

*In addition to coursework, students complete a set of competencies which reflect best practices in the field and are based on recommendations from professional organizations such as the Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children.

Licensing Process:

Upon completion of program requirements, graduates of the Early Intervention Program are eligible to apply to Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for their initial teaching license or for an add-on endorsement with authorization for Early Intervention/Special Education from birth through grade four..