Classroom Type: Fully Online Online and on campus classes
Designed for teachers with early childhood, elementary, or special education licenses to advance and deepen their expertise in educating young children with special needs and supporting their families. On-campus, hybrid, or fully online formats are available. Recipients become lead teachers in classrooms or specialists supporting classroom teachers.
Interest Categories: Education & Counseling Social & Behavioral Sciences
Campus: CU Denver Online
CU Denver’s Early Childhood Special Education Specialist endorsement is designed for licensed teachers with early childhood, elementary or special education teaching licenses. Designed to advance and deepen your expertise in educating young children with special needs and supporting their families, the endorsement may be completed on-campus, in a hybrid format or fully-online. It is fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and the Council for Exceptional Children. With this endorsement, you can lead classrooms or support classroom teaches in a specialist role.
As innovators of digital teaching and learning, our cohort-based online programs are highly ranked and in great demand.
You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your early childhood special education career. We have a name that is recognized for preparing top education specialists. Additionally, CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top school in the country.
Recommended Completion Time:2 to 3 years
Required Credits for Completion:24
We practice "rolling admission" and after your application is complete, we strive to notify you of your admission status in no more than two to three weeks.
The following deadlines are firm, early submissions are encouraged.
Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Semester: April 1
Admissions Interview: An interview may be required as part of the admissions process. If so, applicants will be contacted with more details.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-6300.
This program is open to those who hold a valid Colorado elementary, early childhood education or special education (k-12) teaching license.