Early Childhood Special Education

In addition to meeting the general requirements of the university for admission as a postbaccalaureate student, admission to the Early Childhood Special Education Certificate requires the following:

  1. Official admission to the university;
  2. A valid special education instructional specialist credential;
  3. Submit documentation of a minimum of 45 hours in an Early Childhood Special Education Program setting;
  4. A cumulative grade point average of 2.6 in the last 90 quarter units and a 3.0 ("B") in all course work taken in education;
  5. ESPE 530 and PSYC 305 or their equivalent;
  6. Minimum of 20 credit hours in special education;
  7. Attend mandatory Special Education group advising session;
  8. Meet with assigned faculty advisor to complete Advising Confirmation form.

Certificate Requirements (30 units)

  1. ESPE 652. Applied Curricular Strategies for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (4)
  2. ESPE 662. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities I (4)
  3. ESPE 672. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education I (4)
  4. ESPE 673. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education II (4)
  5. ESPE 679F. Special Education Fieldwork: Early Childhood Special Education I (4)
  6. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (5)
  7. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (5)