The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education is designed for individuals who currently hold a valid Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification in conjunction with the Generalist K-12 Endorsement. Completion of this certificate and required Praxis II examinations leads to an institutional recommendation from Boise State to add an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE; Pre-K – 3) endorsement. The ECSE endorsement is non-categorical and allows one to teach in any Pre-K special education setting. This certificate program can be pursued individually or may be completed concurrently with the M.Ed. in Early and Special Education.
Dr. Deb Carter
Phone: (208) 426-2804
Education Building, Room 228
1910 University Drive, Boise ID 83725-1725
- Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
- Letter of application including the following: (a) a description of your career goals and professional interests and how the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education will help you attain them, and (b) an explanation of why you are choosing the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education and why you will be a successful graduate student.
- Current Idaho Standard Exceptional Child Certification in conjunction with the Generalist K-12 Endorsement.
- E-mail contacts for two references.
Application and Materials Deadlines
Fall Semester: July 1
Spring Semester: November 1
Summer Session: April 1