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.

Master's/Licensure Program

The University of Oregon’s Special Education Department offers a master’s degree with an emphasis in Early Intervention. Qualified students may also elect to pursue a preliminary teaching license with an endorsement in Special Education: Early Intervention. Full time students complete the program in 3-4 terms and part time options (e.g., 2 years) are also available.

Doctoral Program (EI/ECSE Leadership)

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.

EIP Faculty Profiles

The Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon has an outstanding faculty and staff. Each of the faculty members has made a significant contribution to the field of Early Intervention through research, publications, outreach, and program development.