The EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION ACCELERATED PATHWAY is designed for the teacher with a Clear Credential  or a Preliminary Credential with at least two years of teaching experience seeking to add an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) special education credential to their educational portfolio. The ECSE Accelerated Pathway is an intern based program that consists of 14 courses (21 units) that are completed in less 12 months. The foundation upon which our program is built is the creation and proliferation of more inclusive environments for the students our teaching candidates will serve. Every course we offer is tied to this tenet.  Our graduates will leave adept in the 22 High Leverage Practices (HLP) in Special Education and for Inclusive Classrooms which are organized around the four aspects of practice: collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral and instruction.  
The Early Childhood Special Education  credential authorizes the holder to provide instruction and educational support to students from birth through pre-kindergarten  who are eligible for early intervention special education and related services with a primary disability of autism, traumatic brain injury, emotional disturbance, mild to moderate and moderate to severe intellectual disability, other health impairment, specific learning disability  and multiple disabilities including developmental delay and a disabling medical condition.

AP ECSE Fall Pathway

AP ECSE Spring Pathway

Credential Approved Program-Sequence of courses
(Based on when you first enrolled in the program)

Fall Application Deadline: August 10, 2024

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