Graduate Certificate in Interprofessional Teaming in Early Childhood
The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Interprofessional Teaming is to prepare and guide professionals to engage in collaborative best practices in service to individuals with special needs and their families. The Graduate Certificate in Interprofessional Teaming advances this mission. Graduate students already enrolled in professional programs in the following six disciplines will be able to earn this certificate to augment their preparation to engage in collaborative best practices in services to young children with special needs and their families:
- Early Childhood Education,
- Occupational Therapy,
- Physical Therapy,
- School Psychology,
- Special Education,
- Speech Language Pathology
The criteria for eligibility for enrollment and retention in the certificate program include:
- Completion of the first semester in one’s program of study with a minimum 3.5 GPA and otherwise in good standing, as verified by program director and/or academic advisor,
- Submission of a statement of purpose outlining one’s desire to complete the certificate, and
- Grades of B or higher in all certificate courses.
Students will demonstrate competencies through individualized programs of study, approved by faculty members affiliated with the certificate program. Students should consult their advisor for detailed information.
While earning the certificate will entail documenting 38 competencies (in the areas of Collaboration, Advocacy, Diversity and Cultural Competence, Evidence-Based Practice, Professional and Ethical Standards, Technology, Human Development, Assessment and Evaluation, and Service Provision), the minimum total credit hours to be awarded the certificate is 12. In addition to the core courses required by the certificate, additional courses from the student’s professional program will be identified by the advisor. The certificate must be awarded simultaneously with the professional degree.