Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

Program Description | Admission Certificate Requirements | Courses

Program Description

The Early Childhood Special Education certificate combines early childhood education and special education courses to provide additional training for individuals who teach or work with children with special needs.

This certificate has been approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and is awarded by Sam Houston State University. 


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate program in Early Childhood Special Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation forms
  5. Writing sample

For recommendation forms and writing sample instructions, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page athttps://www.shsu.edu/programs/graduate-certificate-in-early-childhood-special-education/.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education
Course Name Hours
Courses (15 credit hours)
Choose all from:
SPED 5301 Education of Individuals with Disabilities 3
SPED 6308 Practicum and Methods in Special Education 3
SPED 6307 Behavior Change and System Support 3
ECHE 5363 Building Relationships with Diverse Families and Children 3
ECHE 5349 Language and Literacy Development in the Young Child 3
Total 15


Special Education (SPED)
Early Childhood Education (ECHE)

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