Minor in Early Intervention

Early interventionists (or developmental therapists) help identify and work with young children, birth-35 months, with developmental delays. By using specific exercises and play activities with young children, and helping parents support the child's needs, early interventionists help mitigate the risks of disability and improve the lives of children and families. The minor in early intervention introduces you to techniques for working with infants and toddlers and methods of early intervention. For fuller training in early intervention, learn more about Major in Family and Child: Early Intervention.

Majors that Work Well with this Minor

This minor is great for anyone majoring in:

The minor could also work well with other majors, however, majors in Family Studies, Child Life, or Early Intervention and Child program are not eligible to pursue this minor. Students who complete more than two of the courses below as part of another program cannot count those courses toward this minor.


Total Credits: 18

  • ECYF 252 Creative Experiences for Young Children (3 credits)
  • ECYF 310 Promotion of Prosocial Behavior in Young Children (3 credits)
  • ECYF 315 Infant Toddler Curriculum and Environment (3 credits)
  • SPCE 210 Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPCE 215 Assessment of Young Children With Exceptional Need (3 credits)
  • SPCE 311 Developmental Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Exceptional Needs (3 credits)

Please see our Course Catalog for course descriptions.


How to Enroll

If you’re interested in pursuing declaring this minor, please visit the Advising Center.