Early Childhood Development – Special Needs


Career Studies (221-636-11)


Course # Course Title Credit
CHD 164 Working with Infants and Toddlers in an Inclusive Setting 3
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDU 270 Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3
EDU 271 Methods and Curriculum Development for Children with ASD 3
CHD 290 Coordinated Internship in Early Childhood Special Needs program 3
HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
Eligible to obtain the Autism Certification from the IBCCES 1
Total Program Credits 16

1The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) is a leading provider of specialized credentials in the fields of cognitive disorders and neurodivergence. The Autism Certification requires at least 14 hours of continuing education relating to autism. MECC’s program will provide those credit hours, after which students may elect to take the online Autism Certificate Competency Exam. Please note there is an exam fee charged by IBCCES that is not affiliated with MECC. Upon passing the exam, students will receive a certification number, a printed certificate, a wallet ID card, a digital badge, and the student will be listed in the International Registry as an Autism Certificate holder. The IBCCES certification, while valued by employers, is not required by MECC and will not impact completion of MECC’s degree.

For Further Information, Contact:

Ms. Hannah Mullins, Academic Advisor
hmullins@mecc.edu 276-523-9080
Dr. Ted Booth, Dean of Arts & Sciences
tbooth@mecc.edu 276-523-9038