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Early Intervention, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The Early Intervention Specialization in the Special Education Program is an academic Master's program that prepares individuals to work with young children with disabilities (ages birth to 5 years) and their families.


A hands-on, carefully supervised approach is used to assist students in developing competence in assessing young children with a variety of disabilities and planning, implementing, and evaluating appropriate educational programs for them. Students are taught to work in partnership with families and to collaborate with professionals from other disciplines.

Consideration is given to a wide range of service delivery models including home, center, school, and hospital-based programs. Special emphasis is placed on preparing students to address the needs of young children with disabilities in natural, community settings that are designed for the inclusion of all children through direct and consultative service delivery.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Inclusion Early Childhood
  • Progrmmng In Early Intervention
  • Asesmnt Young Chldrn Disablty

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Completed School of Education Admissions Application.

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) by credit card, check, or money order payable to 'University of Pittsburgh'.

  • Transcripts of work done in all undergraduate and graduate study. An overall minimum QPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for previous undergraduate work is required. (Provisional admission may be granted to individuals with a slightly lower QPA when professional experience and recommendations indicate an ability to pursue graduate level study.)

  • Official, third-party evaluation of all international transcripts for applicants who have not received a master's degree within the United States. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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