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Core Knowledge Course Search

The Provider Connections Core Knowledge Area Course Search has been designed as a source for verification of college and university coursework that has been reviewed and approved by Provider Connections to meet Early Intervention Core Knowledge requirements as defined by EI Rule 500. See the Core Knowledge Area page for details. Provider Connections will continue to update this listing on an regular basis as new courses that meet the EI Rule guidelines are identified.

This database listing consists of the course name, college/university, course #, and number of semester hours of credit awarded. NOTE: 1 Semester hour equates to 15 clock hours.

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Last database update occured: 10-17-2017 08:37am


Approved University Program Equivalencies

These programs have been determined to meet, at a minimum, the initial degree requirements for Developmental Therapy.

  1. National Lewis University
    Bachelor of Arts Early Childhood Practice
  2. Northern Illinois University
    Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Studies Program
  3. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Bachelor of Arts/Science Early Childhood Preschool/Primary Specialization
  4. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    Bachelor of Arts/Science Early Childhood Child & Family Services Specialization
  5. University of Illinois Chicago
    Master of Education Instructional Leadership - Early Childhood Education
  6. Erickson Institute
    Infants Specialist Certification Program (with approved bachelors degree or higher)
  7. Erickson Institute
    Infant Mental Health Certification Program (With Approved bachelors degree or higher)
  8. Northern Illinois University
    Bachelor of Science Type 04 with Preschool Special Education
  9. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
    Bachelor of Science Human Resources & Family Studies (last offered 1991)
  10. DePaul University
    Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education & Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
  11. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Bachelor of Science Human Development & Family Studies
  12. Purdue University
    Bachelor of Arts Human Development & Family Studies, Early Childhood Specialization (Program last offered in 2014)

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