Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

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. 

This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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 School of Teaching and Learning or visit the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education program landing page.

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education
ECHE 5349Lang & Lit Dev In Young Child3
ECHE 5363Buildg Rel With Div Fam& Child3
SPED 5301Ed Of Indvdls Wth Disabilities3
SPED 6308Practicum for Ed Diag 13
SPED 6321Outcomes in Behav Intervent3
Total Hours15