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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