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Embrace, Educate, Empower with Mississippi State Online

The Early Intervention program is an innovative and comprehensive program designed to address the shortage of trained professionals with expertise in working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs and their families. Master of Science in Early Intervention degree program of study is framed by developmental, ecological, and family systems theories and recommended practices that emphasize the interactive nature of early development.

Program highlights:

  • Early intervention specialists are child development experts who design and modify evidence-based plans to promote the highest level of functioning for young children.
  • The program will draw upon a range of approaches that acknowledge the central role of the family in a child's life with services provided in natural, community-based, and clinical environments.
What are some potential careers?

Potential careers may include working in areas such as IDEA- Part C programs, early care and education programs, preschool classrooms, hospitals and clinics.

Who should pursue this degree?

If you have a high energy level, enjoy working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families and can multitask, then, you are well suited to the types of careers for which this degree will prepare you.

"I would definitely recommend MSU's Early Intervention Master's program to anyone looking for academically rigorous coursework coupled with practical, specialized training. This program has an excellent balance of theory-rich, evidence-based instruction and opportunities for real-world, practical application of the course material."

Sydney Yance, Opelika, AL

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