Subject Matter Competency

Special Education Early Childhood Credential Program

Early Childhood applicants must have completed a child development course preferably one that includes child development for young children from birth to age 6  (Please note development and learning for Adolescence/Adulthood is not acceptable).

If your undergraduate degree is in Child and Family Development, Psychology, or Social Work; you automatically meet this requirement.  If your degree is in another subject area, then an early childhood course is required.

At SDSU, the approved course(s) would be CFD 375A or CFD 375B.  Only one course is required.

The CSET is NOT required for the ECSE credential program.