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Quality Universally Inclusive Early Responsive Education (QUIERE)


Graduates will be prepared and qualified for positions working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or kindergarteners.

Graduates may take teaching positions in inclusive settings such as: 

  • public pre-kindergarten and kindergarten
  • Head Start and Early Head Start
  • preschool special education
  • early intervention 
  • early childhood special education itinerant services. 

All QUIERE scholars must teach for 2 years (for each year of QUIERE funding) in high needs settings which include infants, preschoolers, and/or kindergarten children who qualify for special education services.

(Note: All 23 credits can be used over one program year.)