This program allows students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and other support services to children ages birth to pre-K with disabilities and their families. The spectrum of conditions that an Early Childhood Education added authorization graduate may encounter includes children with developmental delays, emotional disturbance, low incidence, traumatic brain injury and specific learning disabilities among others.
Each candidate learns to demonstrate the skills required to ensure that the intervention and/or instructional environment are appropriate to the child’s chronological age, developmental differences and disability specific needs. It is particularly designed for the special education teacher that already holds a CTC credential and wants to teach children with disabilities ages 0-5 in programs administered by school districts, county office of education or Regional Center Programs.
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.