The Department of Psychological Sciences is now offering a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology with an Early Intervention Specialization!



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This 18-month graduate program at Case Western Reserve University allows students to complete their Master of Arts Degree, while simultaneously earning an Early Intervention Developmental Specialist Certificate through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

The program offers courses and practical training in the field of developmental psychology. In addition, our training model is state-of-the-art in that it is inter-professional in nature, recognizing the need to train across multiple disciplines including communication sciences, medicine, and nursing.

Our program is situated in an urban environment surrounded by major hospitals, clinics, and schools. Students will receive interdisciplinary training working with children with developmental delays in a variety of settings.



Our faculty are passionate about student mentorship. Additionally, our community partners in hospitals, clinics and schools provide clinical observation, mentorship, and training to our students. This places our students in a strong position as they graduate from our program with practical training for working with very young children. Additionally, our students will develop important inter-professional training in problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

Related services professionals are in high demand in the field of early childhood education.  Early Intervention specialists may find employment through the county board, and also in schools, hospitals, and government settings.

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  • Methods of Assessment
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Early Intervention
  • Medical Aspects of Disabilities
  • Child Language Development
  • Inter-Professional Practicum




The deadline to apply is January 15. Click here to learn more about how to apply to our program.

If you have questions about the program or the application please contact Dr. Elizabeth J. Short:

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