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The mission of the CU Denver online Early Childhood Special Education Specialist license/endorsement program is to prepare you with a solid background in assessment, teaching, intervention and collaboration to help you be successful in your career.

What Makes This ECSE Program Unique?

The program is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and leads Colorado in the number of ECSE licensure candidates.

Roles assumed by our ECSE graduates include:

  • Lead Teacher
  • Early Interventionist
  • Service Coordinator
  • Child Find team member
  • Special Education consultant
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Inclusion Specialist





Goal of the ECSE Program

The goal of the online ECSE program is to provide you with substantive support and personal interaction in becoming a leader working with young children with disabilities and their families with the Early Childhood Special Education Specialist license/endorsement Course topics will include:

  • Child growth and development
  • Approaches to young children's learning
  • Curriculum and program development
  • Medical and physiological aspects of developmental disabilities
  • Social and cognitive development/disorders
  • Screening and assessment of young children

Getting Started with ECSE Program

For a full list of online ECSE courses that comprise the Certificate and their availability, request more information about the Early Childhood Special Education Specialist license/endorsement online program... ​​​​​



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