Bachelor of Professional Studies in Early Intervention
University of Memphis

Program Details

Enroll in this behavioral science degree online and enhance professional opportunities.  The focus is on children ages 0-3.  Learn to recognize the uniqueness of the provision of instruction and/or service coordination in the field of Part C of the Federal IDEA legislation for early intervention.  Courses in this online special education degree cover the professional standards set forth by the Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood, including:

  • Patterns of infant and toddler development and learning
  • Functional assessment of development across domains
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Specialized instructional strategies to help children aged 0-3 learn

Prepare to promote caregiver-child interaction and gain an introduction to adult learning approaches to support caregivers and understand how cultural diversity affects family interactions and practices.

While this program does not lead to teacher licensure, it does prepare students to take the Tennessee Early Intervention Credential exams required to provide Developmental Therapy in Tennessee.

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Memphis is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Statement of Purpose/Intent