Doctoral Program in Early Childhood Intervention

Graduate Training Opportunities

graduate student

The CT UCEDD has two graduate training opportunities in early childhood intervention:

A Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology through the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education with a concentration in special education-early childhood.

A Post Doctoral Fellowship with a concentration in interdisciplinary early childhood personnel preparation: research and development.

Both opportunities will focus on:

  • Interdisciplinary Training

    Partnerships with other schools and departments within UConn

  • Competency-Based Curricula

    Emphasis on the research base for early childhood intervention for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families

  • Areas of Study

    Personnel preparation, research, scholarship, policy application, and community engagement

  • Program Components

    Graduate coursework, interdisciplinary seminars, supervised internships, supervised and independent research opportunities, and mentorships

  • Internships in Federally Funded Centers

    Opportunities to work in research, training and technical assistance centers, including the UConn UCEDD, Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC), Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and the Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER)

Funding is available for eligible full time doctoral students, who are U.S. citizens, including tuition assistance and graduate assistantships. Funding is also available for full time Post Doctoral Fellowships.

Key Faculty

Mary Beth Bruder, PhD
Professor and Director
A. J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research Education and Service

George Sugai, PhD
Professor, Special Education & Director
Center for Behavioral Education & Research Co-Director, Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports