Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

What is Early Childhood Special Education?

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

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

The ECSE authorization allows credentialed special education teachers to add-on an authorization to teach children Birth through age 5 who have disabilities in programs administered by school districts, county offices of education or Regional Center contracted programs. In addition, ECSE providers who also have the added authorization may teach children with disabilities in public school settings.

By the end of the program, you will learn:

  • Skills to act as service coordinators for determining eligibility and for program development (e.g., IFSP and IEP)
  • Laws governing services for children Birth through age 5
  • Expertise in working with families of children Birth through age 5
  • Consultation and collaborations skills about assessment and intervention practices

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 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 candidate's active CA teaching 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.

Some programs available to California residents only
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