Early Childhood Special Education – School of Education & Human Development

Early Childhood Special Education

This program is closing and no longer accepting new students pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Early Childhood Special Education prepares students to work with young children with disabilities and their families in inclusive, collaborative, and natural environments.

As part of the 30 credits of coursework, students complete 6 credits of practicum experiences in high-need urban settings involving collaborative partners within the UM as well as community agencies. The program culminates in the presentation of an Advocacy Capstone project. Coursework, practicum experiences, and Capstone projects start scholars on a pathway to advocacy for high-need children and their families.

The program includes coursework and practicum experiences that could lead to endorsement in Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities. Please contact the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Educator Certificate for any questions regarding endorsement.

Career Opportunities



Do you enjoy inspiring and instilling a love of learning in your learners and their families?
Are you looking for work experience within an early chidhood education setting?

Immediate openings for Miami-Dade County Public Schools Prekindergarten Programs for Children with Disabilities are available in locations county-wide.


Academic Area Contact

Wendy Morrison-Cavendish

Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning


Merrick Building 222-E