College or School: 
College of Education and Human Services
Program Type: 
Teacher Education



Colleen Finegan, teacher education/art education/gifted education

Associate Professors

James Dunne, intervention specialist

Chris Hall, TESOL education

Catherine Keener, intervention specialist

Anna Lyon, early childhood education/reading

Will Mosier, early childhood education

Richele O’Connor, teacher education/reading

Nimisha Patel, teacher education

Patricia Renick, intervention specialist

Assistant Professors

Brian Boyd, mathematics education

Senior Lecturers

Gail Scott, intervention specialist

Program Description: 


Teachers seeking an endorsement in Prekindergarten Special Needs through the Wright State University College of Education and Human Services must hold a current teaching certificate in prekindergarten or kindergarten to grade 12 special education or a provisional or professional early childhood education teaching license. This endorsement is valid for teaching students with disabilities in prekindergarten (ages 3-5) settings.

Teachers without a current valid teaching credential must complete the renewal requirements for their credential prior to the granting of this endorsement. Teachers desiring to continue for a Master’s degree (such as the Early Childhood Intervention Specialist)must admitted to a Master’s degree program before 50% of the course work for that degree is completed.

Admissions Requirements: 


Candidates must meet the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School for a licensure candidate. 

Program Requirements: 


Program of Study  
EDS 6200 Principles and Practices in ECIS and EI 3
EDS 6240 Methods, Curriculum for ECIS and/or EI 3
EDS 6400 Education of Children with Medical, Physical, Sensory, and Autism Spectrum Exceptionalities 3
EDS 6220 Establishing Partnerships with Families of Children Identified for ECIS and/or EI 3
EDS 6590 Assessment Skills for Intervention Specialists 3
EDS 6270 Practicum in Special Education: Pre-Kindergarten Special Needs 4
Total 19