Katie Manning, MEd
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Bay Path University's Certificate in Early Intervention has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Completion of six required courses, 18 credits, enables you to complete the graduate certificate and be eligible to apply for the 'Provisional Certification with Advanced Standing,' which is required by the Department of Public Health to work full time in the field of Early Intervention.
The Early Intervention Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary, pre-service training program was developed in response to state and national needs to prepare personnel to serve infants and toddlers with disabilities, or who are at risk for developmental delay, and their families. Certification is required for all Early Intervention employees in Massachusetts who work 20 hours or more in any discipline or staffing role, including Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Developmental Specialist (for non-masters or non-licensed staff), or Speech Language Pathologist.
Students acquire the early intervention competencies, in the nine areas specified by the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health in its Early Intervention Operational Standards, through their coursework and field training, which are delivered through a team-based approach. Practicum sites are selected based on service delivery to infants and toddlers with disabilities, or at risk for developmental delay, and their families from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The program is delivered in a hybrid format, with a combination of in-class and online course delivery.
CEI 579 Orientation to Practicum in Early Intervention
CEI 580 Infant and Toddler Development in Early Intervention
CEI 581 Family Systems in Early Intervention
CEI 582 Early Intervention Assessment
CEI 583 Planning and Evaluating in Early Intervention
CEI 584 Practicum I in Early Intervention
CEI 585 Practicum II in Early Intervention
Bay Path University is required to provide detailed information about the gainful employment of our students who enroll in certificate programs. These disclosures will assist students in making informed enrollment decisions with regards to the possible employment opportunities that accompany each of the certificate programs. Learn More