Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

What is Early Childhood Special Education?

This authorization program allows teachers with special education credentials to add an authorization to teach children with disabilities, birth through age 5. ECSE programs can be administered by school districts, county offices of education, regional centers, or in private childcare settings and family homes.

Program Overview

The Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization 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. Once the initial course is passed, students follow a prescribed course sequence.

As a student, you will:

  • Recognize characteristics of infants and toddlers with disabilities.
  • Develop skills to act as service coordinators for determining eligibility and for program development.
  • Learn how to implement high quality instruction and intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
  • Understand laws governing services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
  • Expand your expertise in working with families of infants and toddlers with disabilities.
  • Master consultation and collaboration skills.

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.

Some programs available to California residents only
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