Thank you for your interest in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program at UNC.
This program is offered in two formats to meet the needs of working professionals:
- A Hybrid program.
- Full Online Instruction
Based at our Denver Center at Lowry, the hybrid program offers Saturday face-to-face instruction as well as some online classes.
Candidates may earn either a masterís degree or endorsement. Those who have already earned a masterís may either apply to receive a second masterís or a non-degree licensure in either ECSE or EC.
The Masterís program consists of 36 credit hours (endorsement is only 33 credits.) Additional courses, up to 9 credit hours may apply for students seeking initial teaching licensure. Course requirements for endorsement/masters will be based upon individual studentís prior coursework.
The program length is dependent on studentsí prior coursework/license/degree and how many credit hours students are able to take in a semester.
This licensure applies to a variety of career settings working with children up to 8 years old. The settings include public schools, child care programs, early intervention programs, and family support or home-based programs.
UNC allows prospective students to take up to 9 credit hours before formally being admitted to the program, meaning prospective students may begin classes while their application is being processed.
Please contact our Denver Center Program Advisor:
Rashida Banerjee, Ph.D.