OPTT: Birth to Age 5

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This licensure qualifies individuals to work with young children with disabilities.  This program addresses developmental delays, inclusion of students in general education, behavioral interventions, assessment, effective instruction, consulting with parents and teachers, assistive technology, teaching developmental skills, and policies and procedures.

OPTT Course Sequence for Early Childhood Emphasis

Fall 1
SPED 5011 Foundations in Special Education: Instructional Strategies, Behavior Management, and IEPs (2 cr)
SPED 5012 Basic Behavior Management and Instructional Strategies (3 cr)
SPED 5711 Introduction to Instruction for Preschoolers with Disabilities (3 cr)
Spring 1
SPED 5712 Advanced Instructional Strategies for Preschoolers with Disabilities (3 cr)
SPED 5014 Foundations in Assessment (2 cr)
Summer
SPED 5015 Law/Policies/Procedures (3 cr)
SPED 5713 Early Intervention: Services for Infants and Families (3 cr)
Fall 2
SPED 5013 Advanced Behavior Management and Instructional Strategies (3 cr)
SPED 5016 Technology and Collaboration for Teaching Exceptional Learners (3 cr)
SPED 5714 Early Childhood Development: Implications for Intervention (3 cr)
Spring 2
SPED 5230 Student teaching (3-15 cr)

Contact Information

For 1st Bachelor's degree:

Laura Parrish

Laura Parrish

Special Education Advisor

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-7575
Office Location: EDUC 371

For 2nd Bachelor's degree:

Elise Gonzalez

Elise Gonzalez

Graduate Program Coordinator

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-3245
Office Location: EDUC 313

LEAs with program questions, please contact:


Julia Lyman

Julia Lyman

Project Coordinator

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-7205
Office Location: EDUC 336