Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education

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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 at .

Certificate Requirements

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 & Mthd In Special Ed3
SPED 6321Outcomes in Behav Intervent3
Total Hours15