Graduate Education

Several of the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities’ grants specifically support education and training for students, community members, professionals in fields of education, healthcare, and members of the legislature. Our specialized staff offer training opportunities each year on critical issues related to developmental disabilities. Creating future leaders and scholars to carry out the important mission of improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families is at the heart of our educational programs.

Preservice University Education

Degree Opportunity
Interdisciplinary Training for Early Intervention Professionals
A 90 hour on-line course on evidence based practices in early intervention. The course aims to increase the number and quality of early interventionists serving infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. This interactive, competency-based program is organized into three modules: Family-centered Practices, Evaluation & Assessment and Intervention Strategies.

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certificate education
Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health
The Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health is a 12-credit graduate level course of studies offered entirely online. Disability Studies uses the 10 Essential Public Health Services as a framework to study the health and well-being of people with disabilities and their families, as well as the communities in which they live, learn, work, and play, and the populations of which they are a part.

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graduate certificate
Special Education Transition to Adulthood Online Graduate Certificate
Are you interested in moving into the secondary special education field? Looking to enhance your current job opportunities? If so, take a close look at the University of Connecticut's (UConn) four course, 12-credit online graduate certificate program, Special Education Transition to Adulthood.

 
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Masters Degree
Masters Degree In Early Childhood for Infants and Young Children with Autism
An exciting opportunity offered through the University of Connecticut to prepare students to enter professional practice in a variety of inclusive early childhood educational settings, children and family’s homes, and community settings, while collaborating with providers, families and administrators.

 
 
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Doctoral Consortium
Doctoral Leadership Program in Early Childhood Intervention
A rigorous program of study that is competency based across Personnel Preparation, Research Inquiry, Scholarship and Community Engagement through Practice and Policy for students who will be prepared for faculty positions in ECI in Special Education. The unique needs of infants and young children and their families and the subsequent complexity of service delivery demands attention to both ECI pedagogy and leadership preparation.

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Docotoral Leadership Program
Collaborative Doctoral Consortium for Future Leaders in Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Doctoral Leadership Consortium will prepare 28 doctoral students to become leaders in early intervention, early childhood special education and related fields. This is a full time in-person doctoral program requiring full-time enrollment in one of the 10 participating universities. Funding is available through tuition waivers and graduate stipends.

 
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