Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

(Program on Hold) 6/15/16

The Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSE AA) is designed for credentialed teachers who seek additional training to enable them to serve young children with disabilities, from birth to pre-kindergarten, and their family members in home, preschool and community environments. Through completion of courses and supervised fieldwork, candidates will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills to provide individualized intervention to support the developmental and learning needs of young children with a range of disabilities.  Further, candidates will be required to demonstrate skills to build partnerships with families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through a series of applied experiences that include assessment, intervention planning and embedding activites in daily routines with families, children and the professional team in both infant and preschool/ prekindergarten settings. 

Eligibility

Candidates for the ECSE AA need to hold a Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential or equivalent in one of the following areas:  Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mild-Moderate Disabilities, Moderate-Severe Disabilities, Physical and Health Impairments or Visual Impairments.  Candidates who are pursuring the Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential are encouraged to complete the ECSE AA, if appropriate for the career goals of each individual.

Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSE AA) Curriculum: Methods Cluster

Course # Course Title Units
SPED 777 Atypical Infant Development 3
SPED 779 Family Systems and Services for Young Children with Disabilities 3
SPED 737 Infant Intervention 3
SPED 738 Preschool Intervention 3
SPED 780 Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) 3
SPED 747 Phyisical, Health & Sensory Disabilities 3

Student Teaching: Infants and Toddlers

Course # Course Title Units
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching 3

Student Teaching: Preschool

Course # Course Title Units
SPED 729 Student Teaching Workshop 1
SPED 730 Student Teaching 3
  Total Early Childhood Special Education AA Units: 26