Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization

Learn about the Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization.

This CCTC-approved Added Authorization that can be added to a Level II Specialist Credential in Special Education. The Added Authorization extends credential authorization from age 5 down to birth.

Although designed for those with credentials in Mild/ Moderate or Moderate/ Severe disabilities, it can also be added to credentials in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Physical and Health Impairments, and Visual Impairments for professional growth.

Students interested in the Early Childhood Added Authorization must take the CBEST, and have experience in a related area such as liberal arts, child development, or a child development course.

Certificate coursework (19-21 units) includes:

  • SPED 528: Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families
  • SPED 635: Assessment: Early Childhood Special Education & Moderate/ Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 643A: Educational Programs & Services for Young Children with Disabilities: Preschoolers
  • SPED 643B: Educational Programs & Services for Young Children with Disabilities: Infants/ Toddlers
  • SPED 980D*: Practicum: Students with Disabilities in Regular & Special Education: Infant/ Toddlers or Preschoolers

To schedule an advising appointment, email Dr. Yasemin Turan-Qian ([email protected]).