Infancy and New Language Learners Concentration

(48 credit hours)

Learn about culturally and linguistically diverse infants and toddlers, one of the fastest growing populations in the various systems that serve children and families.

The concentration in infancy and new language learners prepares you to work with new language learners from birth to age 3 and their fami­lies, particularly those utilizing early intervention services where an increasing number of families come from a wide range of linguistic backgrounds.

The Infancy and New Language Learners concentration prepares you to seek the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Infant Toddler Credential, Levels 2-6, through the Entitled Route. This concentration also prepares you to seek the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education Credential, Levels 2-6, through the Entitled Route. To earn the credential, you will need to complete the appropriate Gateways application and provide documentation of your academic and professional experiences. Requirements, timing and related costs may vary.