2017-2018 Catalog

Early Childhood Special Education Authorization (21 or 24 units)

The Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSE AA) is designed for credentialed Special Education teachers who are interested in teaching young children (birth to pre-kindergarten) with special needs. The ECSE AA allows the credential holder to conduct educational assessments and evaluate progress toward meeting the instructional goals of these children who are eligible for special education services across a continuum of service options.

Admission Requirements

  1. Possession of a valid Level I, Preliminary, Level II, Clear, or Life Special Education Teaching Credential.
  2. A 2.75 grade point average in the last 60 semester units of college work.
  3. Three professional references from supervisory individuals acquainted with the applicant's work with children.

Requirements

Courses

SPE 549Seminar in Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Special Education

2

SPE 550Fieldwork in Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Special Education

1

SPE 551Biomedical Information and Technological Interventions with Children with Disabilities

3

SPE 552Communicative and Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Professionals

3

SPE 553 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education and Moderate-Severe Disabilities

3

SPE 554Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education

3

SPE 555Practicum Directed Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education

6 units

Or

Course for candidates who are teachers-of-record in an ECSE assignment.

SPE 575Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education

9