Early Intervention Specialist Certificate

The Department of Teacher Education offers the Early Intervention Specialist Certificate.  This certificate allows servicing infants and toddlers, ages birth through two, who have an identified developmental delay or who are at risk for developing such a delay. The young child is served within the context of its family. The early childhood intervention specialist (ECIS) certificate program is granted through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Students enrolled in an Early Childhood License program may complete the coursework for the Early Intervention Specialist Certificate as a focus area for their undergraduate degree

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the early intervention certificate program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. One  letter of recommendation from a professor or an employer.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a master's degree do not need to submit GRE/MAT scores.

Applicants must have attained an undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA may be admitted if they achieve a raw score of 40 or higher or a scaled score of 396 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or scaled scores of 149 or higher on the verbal ability and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). For test administrations prior to October 2002, a scaled score of 490 or higher on the analytical ability section is required.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Admission Resources

Gainful Employment

As part of a new federal regulation focusing on Title IV programs, the University of Dayton is providing required information about how our non-degree programs lead to gainful employment in recognized careers. Download gainful employment information for the early intervention specialist certificate program.