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.
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.
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.
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.