Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

What is Early Childhood Special Education?

Early Childhood Special Education (ESCE) is an interdisciplinary specialization that focuses on services for infants through preschool age children who have disabilities and their families. ECSE specialists work in a variety of programs and settings and may consult with Early Childhood Education agencies and classroom teachers to facilitate inclusion and focus on children and families.

What are the benefits of obtaining an added authorization in ECSE at Brandman?

The ECSE authorization allows teachers with special education credentials to add an authorization to teach children Birth through age 5 who have disabilities. ECSE programs can be administered by school districts, county offices of education, Regional Centers, private childcare settings, or family homes.

By the end of the program, you will learn:

  • Characteristics of infants and toddlers with disabilities

  • Skills to act as service coordinators for determining eligibility and for program development

  • How to implement high quality instruction and intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities

  • Laws governing services for infants and toddlers with disabilities

  • Expertise in working with families of infants and toddlers with disabilities

  • Consultation and collaboration skills

Call us today to get started on earning your added authorization from Brandman University, an institution with state (CTC) and national (NCATE/CAEP) professional accreditation.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

1. Submit a copy of their appropriate, valid, CTC designated credential in special education.

2. Complete and submit the Brandman University application and be admitted into the Early Childhood Special Education added authorization (ECSEAA) program.

 

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.

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