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Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention (Non-certification)


  • Program Overview

    In this program you will learn in depth about the development of babies and toddlers.

    You will become skilled at working with families, designing programs, and assessing development.

    • For applicants who are interested in developing a specialization in the development of infants and toddlers.
    • This program does not lead to teacher certification or to a social work degree.

    This program culminates in a Master of Science in Education and requires 39 credits.

    Graduate student and child

  • Admissions Requirements

    Please refer to our admissions criteria.

  • Coursework

  • Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement

    The heart of the program is a year-long supervised fieldwork experience.

    • Your opportunity to connect theory and practice.
    • You will have a reflective relationship with a mentor and a group of peers.
    • Your experiences will include typically developing children, as well as with children with more specialized needs.
    • You will have the flexibility to do your fieldwork in a paid position or as a student teacher.

    Graduate students in this program have year-long supervised fieldwork experience in a birth through 2-year-old setting. Students are also required to have experiences in programs with children with developmental variations or that are under-resourced settings.

  • Career Opportunities

    The early childhood field is creative, and flexible. Our graduates work as:

    • Teachers in nursery schools, child care centers and Early Head Start Programs
    • Parent/child group facilitators
    • Directors and owners of early childhood programs
    • Consultants to early childhood programs
  • Faculty