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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Early Intervention Specialist, (B.P.S.)


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The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Early Intervention (ages 0-2) focuses on recognizing the uniqueness of the provision of instruction and/or service coordination in the field of Part C the Federal IDEA legislation for early intervention (ages 0-2). Students will learn how to promote caregiver-child interaction by assisting families to adapt routines and activities to support children’s (ages 0-2) learning and interaction. In addition, students will be introduced to adult learning approaches to support caregivers and understand how cultural diversity affects family interactions and practices. 

This program is designed to reflect professional standards set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood. These standards are critical indicators of program quality and include: 

· Federal IDEA Part C Requirements;

· Typical and atypical patterns of infant and toddler development and learning in all areas;

· Functional assessment of development across domains;

· Developmental disabilities in the birth-to-three population; and

· Specialized instructional strategies to help young children (ages 0-2) learn.  

This program prepares students to take the Tennessee Early Intervention Credential exams required to provide Developmental Therapy in the State of Tennessee. 

This program DOES NOT lead to teacher licensure. Students interested in gaining a teaching license should contact the College of Education at 678-2728 or visit their website at: http://www.memphis.edu/tep/. 

University General Education (35-41 hrs)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

Guided Electives & Field Experience (13 hrs)


Thematic Studies (6 hours)


Any UNIV 3500-3599 or UNIV 4500-4599 course, CSED 4300, CSED 4205, PHIL 3514 Students complete a total of 6 credit hours in a University College thematic studies course(s) of their choosing. These courses are designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of significant themes in social, political, and religious history. Only specifically designated courses will meet this requirement. Students can complete one 6 credit hour class or two 3 credit hour courses. For a complete list of courses: http://www.memphis.edu/univcoll/resources/thematic_studies.php

Senior Project (3 hours)


The senior project is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate the content of a student’s program of study. The senior project is intended to fuse the two or more academic areas that comprise the student’s coordinated study (major) into an academically-relevant example of scholarship. Students will complete a thesis, task-based, or artistic project on a topic of their choice with approval of their senior project instructor. The senior project is completed during a student’s final semester. ALL sections of UNIV 4995 are taught online. Students will be assigned to a specific section based on the topic they select.

Electives


May be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

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