Early Childhood Special Education, Added Authorization

Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to act as service coordinators for IFSP and IEP meetings, conduct assessments, provide instruction and intervention, and other support services to children ages birth to pre-K who have disabilities and their families. The spectrum of conditions that an Early Childhood Education added authorization graduate may encounter includes children with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, orthopedic and motor impairments, sensory deficits, multiple handicaps, genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments.

Each candidate learns to provide developmentally appropriate interventions and/or instructional environments that are appropriate to the child’s chronological age and specific developmental needs.  It is particularly designed for the special education teacher that already holds a California Education Specialist credential who wants to teach children with disabilities ages 0-5 in programs administered by school districts, county office of education or contracted by Regional Centers.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Posses and provide a copy of a valid California basic teaching credential.
  2. At least one of the following valid CTC designated credential:  Speech-Language Pathology, or Clinical, or Rehabilitative Services Credential with Special Class Authorization:
  • Initially issued effective September 27,1997 -
    1. Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate, Internship Credential, Level 1 Credential or Level 2 Credential.
    2. Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Physical and Health Impairment, Visual Impairment
  • Initially issued effective September 26, 1997 -
    1. Communication, Learning, Physically and Visually Handicapped

Prospective students intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents to do so.

Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials initially issued 1961 to 1976 should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899.

Required Courses (18 credits)

EDUU 665 Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Foundations of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education 3
EDUU 666 Family Guided Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 3
EDUU 667 Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 3
EDUU 668 Curriculum and Intervention in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 3
EDUU 669 Consultation and Advanced Strategies in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 3
EDUU 670 Field Experience in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 3

 

Candidates can only transfer in 3 credits for this program and must take EDUU 670 at Brandman University.