Self-Study Project Inquiry in Early Childhood Special Education

This course provides a culminating capstone experience for graduate students enrolled in the Early Childhood Special Education Certificate of Graduate Study (ECSE COGS). Students will work closely with a faculty member to self-select a timely area of inquiry in the ECSE field that directly or indirectly impacts inter- disciplinary professionals, families, and/or young children with suspected or diagnosed disabilities across diverse birth-five settings. This self-study will result in the production of a literature review, a service project/outreach initiative, and formal information-sharing/presentation with relevant stakeholders. Students will incorporate one or more theoretical frameworks and content from each of the ECSE COGS courses and will be evaluated on rubrics that assess both content and quality.