The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a concentration 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/.