|PSYU 323||Child Development||
|ECED 303||Integrated Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Language & Literacy||
|ECED 330||Dual Language Learners and Their Families||
Preliminary Special Education Credential, Early Childhood SPED
Designed for candidates who want a career working with infant, toddler and preschool -age children with identified special needs, this early childhood credential prepares teachers to work in public or private preschools, childcare centers or at private homes.
Early Childhood Credential Program Overview
The Preliminary Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Credential focuses on the skills needed to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education -related services to young children with disabilities. The curriculum for the University of Massachusetts Global teaching credential provides educators of young children with advanced methods and strategies for working with learning, development and behavior disabilities.
As a student, you will:
- Develop the skills required to ensure that instruction and environments are appropriate for the child’s developmental age, needs and identified disabilities.
- Assist students by cultivating collaborative relationships with families/guardians/caregivers, community members and educational personnel.
- Reflect the value of and knowledge about children and families from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Think outside the box and incorporate appropriate technology to accommodate students’ individualized needs.
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Applicants to the teaching credential program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- Statement of Intent
- Three recommendation forms
- GPA options for admission GPA: Meet 1 of these 3
- Official transcripts showing a conferred Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Proof of a passing score on the CBEST or any CTC approved basic skills tests
The teaching credential program is only available to California residents
Applicants transferring from another institution's teaching credential program must supply a letter from that institution's Education Department attesting to the applicant's good standing in the program. The letter should be written on institutional letterhead by the Dean, department chair, director of teacher education, or someone in a similar position
Candidates interested in the following credentials: Education Specialist, single subject or multiple subject teaching credentials, must prove subject matter competency by providing evidence that they have registered for, taken or passed the appropriate subject matter examination (CSET) prior to admission to the program
Teaching Credential Program Curriculum
Course List Code Title Credits EDUU 510 Introduction to Teaching
EDUU 511 Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling
EDUU 512 The Art & Craft of Teaching
EDUU 602 Positive Behavior Supports
EDUU 603 Instructional Supports for Communication, Language and Literacy
Emphasis Area EDUU 639 Pedagogical Leadership in Early Childhood Education
EDUU 665 Historical, Phil, and Legal Foundations of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 666 Family Guided Practices in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 667 Assessment in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 668 Curriculum and Intervention in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
EDUU 669 Consultation and Advanced Strategies in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education
Emphasis Area Subtotal
Clinical Practice EDTU 594 Directed Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education (Infants and Toddlers)
EDUU 544 Student Teaching Seminar I
EDTU 595 Directed Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education (Preschool)
EDUU 545 Student Teaching Seminar II
Clinical Practice Subtotal
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