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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. Submit a copy of their appropriate, valid, CTC designated credential in Special Education
  2. Possess a pre-requisite valid CTC designated credential.
  3. A copy of candidates active CA teaching credential.
  • Candidates who have completed the requirements for the 2042 Multiple Subject Credential can add a Single Subject Authorization to their credential.
  • Candidate who have completed the requirements for the Single Subject Credential can add a Multiple Subject Content Authorization to the credential.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Neither transcripts, nor a standard GPA is required

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.