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Early Intervention Concentration

About the Early Intervention Concentration in Human Services Degree

The Human Services concentration in Early Intervention focus will provide an introduction to the rapidly expanding program currently available to all children who are at risk for developmental delays in a wide range of areas (speech, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive).

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Early Intervention Concentration will have the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes of the Human Services Degree.

Program Requirements

Concentration-specific Learning Outcomes

  • Apply key concepts and methods of the disciplines of Human Services and Early Intervention
  • Assess the human service needs of individuals, families, communities and children with special needs
  • Demonstrate skills in counseling and case management with adults, typically developing children, and non-typically developing children
  • Employ techniques to encourage those they assist to become self-sufficient as possible
  • Demonstrate skills in observation, needs assessment, social intervention, program development and implementation, and evaluating outcomes 
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of Early Intervention and learn therapeutic techniques to assist children with special needs

Early Intervention Career Track

The program readies students for entry-level employment and subsequent career advancement in the human services field in various public and private organizations and settings. These include: federal, state, and local social welfare agencies; child care, youth services, and recreational organizations; schools and other educational venues. The Early Intervention concentration additionally prepares students to work as an Early Intervention developmental specialist.


Program Snapshot

Credits: 120
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
Credits: 120
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 30+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.