Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification, Master of Education

Are you passionate about working with infants and young children with special needs?  The demand for early childhood special educators currently outpaces the supply across the country.

By earning this degree, you'll be ready to enter a special education teaching position in: 

  • early intervention (birth to 3 years old)
  • preschools (3 to 5 years old)
  • private or public school settings (5 to 8 years old)
  • human services (birth to 8 years old)

We are happy to chat with you about your interests.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Jody Marie Bartz
Jody.Bartz@nau.edu
928-523-7125

Dr. Karen Applequist
Karen.Applequist@nau.edu
928-523-9276

Project STRIDE

We are pleased to announce a new project funded by the Office of Special Education Projects (OSEP) that will be offered through the College of Education at Northern Arizona University.

Find out more about Project STRIDE.

Certification

You must also pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (professional knowledge and Special Education focus area), and meet State requirements on Federal and State Constitutional knowledge for Arizona Teacher Certification.

Proposed Sequences for MEd in Early Childhood Special Ed Certified

In an effort to help you plan ahead for your entire program, we have created these proposed sequences according to when each course is offered. Please look for the semester when you will be starting the program to find the correct sequence.

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Beginning in the fall: 

Semester 1. Fall:

  • ESE 516
  • ESE 536

Semester 2. Spring:

  • DIS 526
  • ESE 585

Semester 3. Summer:

  • ECI 531
  • ECI 620

Semester 4. Fall:

  • ESE 556
  • ESE 557
  • ESE 695

Semester 5. Spring:

  • ECI 627
  • ESE 657
  • ESE 695

Semester 6. Summer:

  • ECI 642
  • ECI 643

Semester 7. Fall:

  • ESE 596

Beginning in the Spring:

Semester 1. Spring:

  • ESE 536
  • DIS 526

Semester 2. Summer:

  • ECI 531
  • ECI 620

Semester 3. Fall:

  • ESE 516
  • ESE 556
  • ESE 695

Semester 4. Spring

  • ESE 585
  • ESE 657

Semester 5. Summer:

  • ECI 642
  • ECI 643

Semester 6. Fall:

  • ESE 557
  • ECI 627
  • ESE 695

Semester 7. Spring

  • ESE 596

Starting in the Summer

Semester 1. Summer:

  • ECI 531
  • ECI 620

Semester 2. Fall:

  • ESE 516
  • ESE 536

Semester 3. Spring

  • DIS 526
  • ESE 585

Semester 4. Summer:

  • ECI 642
  • ECI 643

Semester 5. Fall:

  • ESE 556
  • ESE 557
  • ESE 695

Semester 6. Spring:

  • ECI 627
  • ESE 657
  • ESE 695

Semester 7. Summer:

  • No courses to take

Semester 8. Fall:

  • ESE 596

Program of Study

Below is a downloadable Program of Study.  This includes complete set of courses and other work that must be successfully completed before qualifying for a degree, diploma, or certificate.

The program of studies is the agreed-upon plan between you and your faculty advisor on completing program requirements.

It is used as a verification document when you apply for graduation.

Your program of study will depend on the date you started.

Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification, Master of Education 

Academic Catalog Listing

See the NAU Academic Catalog for important details on this degree, including: 

  • Career opportunities for graduates with this degree
  • Admission requirements
  • Course listing
  • Campuses that offer this degree

Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education with Certification, Master of Education