Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Early Intervention

Early Intervention


Ideal for Professionals with early intervention or early childhood service responsibilities including practitioners, policy makers, health care officials, and advocates for families and young children.
Program Format This hybrid program combines online conferences with short campus-based “intensives.” Students are required to be on campus two days at the start of the cohort for orientation, one day mid-year, one day in winter for a leadership workshop, and one day at the end of the cohort to present the capstone project.
Program Length Eight courses – including a capstone project — completed over a 10-month period.
Program Cost Total program tuition including all eight courses is $6,000.00. Most course materials are included.

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Start Date Fall 2017 (September)- Application will be available March 2017.

Program Overview

The Certificate in Early Intervention is an eight-course hybrid program of distance education in combination with short intensive on-campus instruction. The program provides advanced training in comprehensive, evidence-based early intervention practices to early intervention/early childhood professionals.

Taught by subject matter experts from the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development*, the Certificate in Early Intervention focuses on promoting the values, skills, and attitudes needed to develop a system of support and services for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities and/or delays in development. The Certificate in Early Intervention promotes a system of care approach to the delivery of services to young children and their families. A comprehensive set of learning activities addressing the principles of evidence-based, culturally competent, and family-centered early childhood intervention practices is the basis for the certificate program.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Assess and promote social, emotional, developmental, and behavioral health of infants, toddlers, and young children in partnership with families in the context of their communities
  • Identify developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders early
  • Intervene effectively using evidence-based knowledge and practices
  • Develop and manage effective systems of supports and services

*The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development is a designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate in Early Intervention from Georgetown University, participants must successfully complete eight required courses for a total of 18.00 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 180.0 contact hours. All eight courses must be completed within the 10-month time frame.

  Course Name Course Type CEUs
1 Foundations of Early Intervention Required 2.00
2 Providing Services to Young Children Required 3.00
3 Gathering Information to Determine Eligibility Required 3.00
4 Special Topics in Early Intervention Required 1.00
5 Evidence-Based Practices Required 3.00
6 Administration & Leadership in Early Intervention Required 3.00
7 Practice Applications in Early Intervention Required 1.00
8 Capstone Course in Early Intervention Required 2.00
Total 8 Required Courses   18.00
 
See below for course schedules and application information.

Program Prerequisites

  • An entry-level degree in an early intervention/early childhood discipline such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, special education, social work, etc. or related field such as early childhood education.
  • A bachelor's or master’s degree in a related field of study such as psychology, sociology, human development, healthcare, etc.
  • At least one year of professional experience in serving vulnerable children and families.

International Students

Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Application Process

As this is a cohort program, each applicant will be evaluated as an individual and as part of a well-balanced group of students. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online through the MySCS Portal. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline for their desired semester of entry. Students will be notified of their admission decision via e-mail within 2-4 weeks after the application deadline.

Required:

Administration and Leadership in Early Intervention
Capstone Course in Early Intervention
Evidence-Based Practices
Foundations of Early Intervention
Gathering Information to Determine Eligibility and to Program Plan
Practice Applications in Early Intervention
Providing Services to Young Children
Special Topics in Early Intervention


Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required  Fall 2016
Foundations of Early Intervention Enrollment closed
Required Fall 2016
Providing Services to Young Children Enrollment closed
Required Fall 2016
Gathering Information to Determine Eligibility and to Program Plan Enrollment closed
Required Fall 2016
Capstone Course in Early Intervention Enrollment closed
Required Fall 2016
Special Topics in Early Intervention Enrollment closed
Section 01
Wed, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 04, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Evidence-Based Practices Enrollment closed
Section 01
Online
Jan 04, 2017 to Apr 11, 2017

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Administration and Leadership in Early Intervention Enrollment closed
Section 01
Online
Mar 07, 2017 to May 08, 2017

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Practice Applications in Early Intervention Enrollment closed
Section 01
Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Jun 16, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
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