Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Interventionist


Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Master of Arts in Teaching, Early Interventionist program is an alternative program leading to Louisiana teaching certification in early intervention. A strong emphasis is placed on relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students are required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in children birth through five years old.

Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Early Intervention Teacher
  • Early Steps Special Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
Types of Employers
  • Daycare Programs
  • Head Start Programs
  • Private Providers for Special Needs Children
  • Public, Private and Parochial School Systems


  • Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Council for Exceptional Children

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium and College of Education Conceptual Framework

  • Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring individuals dedicated to producing the highest quality teachers

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Lekotek, a toy lending library with child and family support, offers pedagogical experiences for students and opportunities for collaboration with schools and community groups

  • Snoezelen, a multi-sensory environment to support children and other individuals, provides opportunities for student involvement with multiple disciplines on campus, schools and community groups

  • Total semester hours required: 39

  • Field experiences in diverse settings and student teaching or internship

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5

  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 4-8

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education

  • Master of Special Education

  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students  

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi


Contact Information

Dr. Gwen Autin, Graduate Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018E

Program website