|Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Program Advisor: |
Department of Teacher Education
342 Allyn Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Ph: (937) 775-3272
FAX: (937) 775-3308
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Program
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Admission and Program Requirements
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist teacher candidates who do not have a prior or previous teaching license or teaching certificate and are seeking an initial license in Special Education must complete the program admissions process detailed on this link.
ECIS Licensure Requirements
- Acceptance into the School of Graduate Studies as an ECIS master's degree candidate.
- Have a satisfactory score of 380 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined verbal and aptitude score of 800 on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) if undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0.
- Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher for regular admission.
- Complete a Program of Study (POS) and have it signed by your faculty advisor and department chair. The signed POS must be on file by the second quarter after admission to the program.
- Complete all required courses for the graduate degree within seven calendar years.
- Achieve a cumulative grade point/hour ratio of at least a 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate credit. No more than nine hours of C are acceptable.
- Students earning a M.A. must register for at least one credit hour in the quarter they receive their degree.
- Successfully complete the exit requirement.
- Present one copy of an approved thesis, if required for the degree.
- Residence Requirements: Students are considered to be in residence whenever they are registered on campus as graduate students. A minimum residence of three quarters at Wright State University, devoted wholly or partly to graduate work, is required. In addition, a minimum of 33 credit hours toward the master's degree must be completed at Wright State.
- No more than 12 hours of transfer credit may count toward the degree. Courses must have earned a letter grade.
- No more than 50% non-degree and/or endorsement hours may count towards the degree.
All classes are scheduled for late afternoon and early evening.
- Completion of all of the licensure courses.
- Successful scores on licensure Examinations.
- Principles of Learning and Teaching Early Childhood - 0521.
- Special Education: Knowledge Based Core Principles - 0351.
Candidates completing these programs will have to take licensure examinations to be licensed in Ohio. Information about these examinations is avaliable in Student Services in Allyn Hall.
* This practicum is required for candidates admitted with an initial teaching license. A minimum of 6 weeks is required (30 full contractual days) with a minimum of 3 weeks (15 full contractual days - 3 credit hours) in a Preschool or Kindergarten setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities and 3 weeks (15 full contractual days - 3 credit hours) in Grades 1 to 3 setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities. Candidates who have one full academic year experience as a licensed lead teacher for students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities or students with documented developmental delays in 2 or more domains in preschool or kindergarten are eligible to apply for a 3 hour partial practicum waiver. Candidates who have one full academic year experience as a licensed lead teacher for students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities in first, second, and/or third grade are eligible to apply for a 3 hour partial practicum waiver.
** This practicum is required for candidates seeking an initial teaching license. A minimum of 10 weeks is required (50 full contractual days) with a minimum of 5 weeks in Preschool or Kindergarten setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities and 5 weeks in Grades 1 Ð 3 setting serving students with mild/moderate/intensive disabilities.
+ Candidates seeking an initial teacher license and those who did not have a phonics course within seven years of admission are required to take this course.