Exciting Opportunity to Learn About Inclusion & Earn Graduate Credit!

April 10, 2023

The South Carolina Inclusion Collaborative is pleased to announce that we will be offering scholarships for a 3-hour Summer Graduate course entitled "Introduction to Inclusive Practices for Young Children with Disabilities". 

This special course is designed specifically for individuals in the early care and education system who provide oversight and/or training and technical assistance to child care programs in South Carolina (e.g., licensing staff, ABC quality staff, certified trainers and TAPs with SC Endeavors).

Students participating in this experience will earn 3 graduate credit hours upon successful completion of course requirements. This course will introduce students to the concept of inclusion in early childhood settings and will provide research-supported strategies that support children with disabilities/developmental delays in general education settings.


Course Goals:

  1. To provide awareness of supports and services available for young children with disabilities and their families.
  2. To introduce a definition for early childhood inclusion and policies that support inclusion in early childhood settings.
  3. To introduce recommended strategies and practices in early intervention and early childhood special education.


Course Information

Course Dates: June 5, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Virtual Meeting Dates: June 9 (9:00-3:00), June 16 (9:00-3:00), June 23 (9:00-3:00), and June 30 (9:00-3:00)

Scholarship applications are due on April 23, 2023


The scholarship, funded by the SC DSS Division of Early Care and Education, will cover the cost of tuition for the course. If you are interested in this incredible opportunity, click here to complete the online scholarship application.

Scholarship applications are due on April 23, 2023. Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance no later than April 24, 2023. We have a limited number of scholarships available, please apply early to secure your seat in the course.

Priority will be given to individuals in the child care system who provide oversight and/or training and technical assistance to child care programs in South Carolina (e.g., licensing staff, ABC Quality staff, certified trainers, and TAPs with SC Endeavors).

Please contact Dr. Heather Googe at googe@email.sc.edu with any questions.

Completed applications should be submitted by clicking this link.