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Early Childhood Intervention Certificate

Support the Development of Young Children with Special needs

The 18-hour certificate in Early Intervention offered by the UHCL College of Education meets the foundational course requirements specific to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and is offered as a collaboration between the Early Childhood and Special Education programs. Early childhood intervention professionals work collaboratively with families and other service providers to support families and the development of young children with special needs within their everyday experiences. Focus of the course work emphasizes foundational knowledge on special education law, child development, collaborating with families, conducting developmental screenings and assessments, progress monitoring, service delivery and intervention pedagogy. This certificate may be of special interest to individuals majoring in early childhood, psychology and social work.

The Benefits of a Certificate in Early Childhood Intervention

In order to be employed in the State of Texas as an Early Intervention Specialist, individuals must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and have at least 18 hours of course credit relevant to specific to early childhood intervention and early childhood special education. With this foundation, individuals are eligible for employment where they will then, through Texas Health and Human Services, complete an ECI credentialing system.


Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Early Childhood Intervention Certificate


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - July 15 
    Final - August 1 

  • Spring

    Priority - November 1
    Final - December 1 

  • Summer

    Priority - March 1
    Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1 

  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Summer 2024
    Priority - May 1
    Summer I Final - May 22
    Summer II Final - June 28
  • Fall 2024
    Priority - August 1
    Final - August 12
    Returning UHCL Students - August 14
  • Spring 2025
    Priority - December 1
    Final - January 6
    Returning UHCL Students - January 8
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority Deadline - May 1
    Extended Deadline - June 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


Locations

UHCL Online

UHCL Online

Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.


Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

We've earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.


Early Childhood Intervention Certificate Faculty

Elizabeth Beavers
Elizabeth Beavers

Elizabeth Beavers

Program Director and Associate Professor of Special Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3513
Email: BeaversEA@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite B1325

Elizabeth Beavers Faculty Bio

Amber Brown
Amber Brown

Amber Brown

Program Director and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3627
Email: browna@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119-2

Amber Brown Faculty Bio

Shanna Graves
Shanna Graves

Shanna Graves

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3578
Email: gravess@uhcl.edu
Office: bayou Suite 1119

Shanna Graves Faculty Bio

Rebecca Huss-Keeler
Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Rebecca Huss-Keeler Faculty Bio

Preeti Jain
Preeti Jain

Preeti Jain

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3567
Email: jainp@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Preeti Jain Faculty Bio

Neelofer Tajani
Neelofer Tajani

Neelofer Tajani

Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3543
Email: tajani@uhcl.edu
Office: B1119-3

Neelofer Tajani Faculty Bio