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Online Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports Certificate


Boise State University offers a fully online certificate program in Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports. The certificate aligns with qualifications to become a Developmental Specialist in Idaho for individuals who have (or are pursuing) a degree in elementary education, special education, early childhood education, early childhood special education, speech pathology, general education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work or nursing but who do not have an Idaho Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education teaching certification. This certificate provides training to prospective early childhood intervention professionals to work in home and community-based settings with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

About this program

Overview and Admissions


Certificate Requirements

The below Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports curriculum shows the courses required for the program.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ED-ESP 510Foundations of Practice3
ED-ESP 511EI/ECSE Assessment and Evaluation3
ED-ESP 512 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Early Childhood3
ED-ESP 513 Family Systems and Collaboration3
ED-ESP 514 ECSE Methods3
ED-ESP 515 Early Intervention, Birth to Three: ECE/ECSE3
ED-ESP 540 Disability/Special Education and the Law3
ED-ESP 556 Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Support Needs3

Tuition and fees

Find information on Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports tuition and fees here.
Due to U.S. Department of Education Regulation, if you are not concurrently enrolled in this certificate and a master’s degree at Boise State, this stand alone certificate program is not eligible for federal financial aid. Students should seek private alternative loans. There are many options to choose from. Interest rates and payback terms are very similar to federal loan programs. Boise State provides some information about private alternative loans.


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