Inclusive Early Childhood Practices

The Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Early Childhood Practices is intended for individuals seeking expertise in supporting the learning and development of all young children, including those identified with disabilities. Required coursework is focused on culturally responsive practices and supports that promote access, learning, and participation for all young children and their families. The program is intended for individuals in education or human service fields, such as general early childhood education, nursing, psychology, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and speech and language therapy.

Admission to the Program 

Students must submit two letters of recommendation, transcripts of all college or university level training, résumé, and a position statement documenting interest in this certificate. Students must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree.

Applying for the Award of the Certificate

 When all the requirements for either an undergraduate or graduate certificate program have been completed, students must take the steps below for the award of the certificate.

  • The student prepares a DocuSign Certificate Approved Program (CAP) Form 
  • The student must pay the CAP application fee for the award of the certificate. Instructions to pay online can be found here.
  • Certificates will be mailed to the mailing address on your Student Center and the Certificate will be posted to your transcripts within 3 months. 

Inclusive Early Childhood Practices Curriculum (12 units)

Course #  Course Title  Units
SPED 737
or SPED 738
Infant Intervention
Preschool Intervention
E ED 708
or E ED 709
First and Second Language Development in Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Curriculum in Pluralistic Society
SPED 777
or SPED 779
or SPED 780
Development and Learning of Young Children with Special Needs
Family Systems and Services for Young Children with Disabilities
Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education
E ED 721
or E ED 850
or E ED 878
International Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Seminar in Early Childhood Mathematics and Science Curriculum
Multicultural Educational Theory and Practice for the Young Child
  Total Units 12