Master of Arts in Teaching in
Special Education - Early Intervention: Birth - 5


Special Education - Early Intervention: Birth - 5

Southeastern's Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education - Early Interventionist: Birth-5 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.

This program is a hybrid degree program that is 50% - 99% online.

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Required Semester Hours 39

Program Highlights

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

  • This program has been recognized as one of the best online SPED Master's Programs in the nation!

  • 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

  • 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

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required: 39
  • Field experiences in diverse settings and student teaching or internship


What Can You Be

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



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Student Orgs & Activities

Student Council for Exceptional Children

Southeastern Education Association for Students

Kappa Delta Pi

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi