Certificate in Inclusive Early Childhood Practices
The Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Early Childhood Practices is intended for individuals seeking expertise in supporting the learning and development of all young children, including those at-risk or identified with disabilities. Required coursework is focused on culturally responsive practices and interventions that promote access, learning, and participation for all young children and their families. The program is intended for individuals in education or human service fields, such as general early childhood education, nursing, psychology, physical and occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, who do not possess a California Education Specialist Credential.
Admission to the Program
To be admitted, students must meet the same standards as candidates for a master’s degree program in Special Education. To apply students must hold a 3.0 minimum grade point average, submit two letters of recommendation, transcripts of all college or university level training, résumé, and a position statement documenting interest in this certificate.
Completion of the Program
- The student must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA in order to continue in and complete the program.
Written English Proficiency Requirement
Students must meet the Written English proficiency requirement by demonstrating competency on a written paper or examination.
Inclusive Early Childhood Practices Certificate — 12 units
|E ED 708||Language and Literacy in the Early Years||3|
|or E ED 709||Instructional Leadership and Program Curriculum Evaluation in Early Childhood Education|
|E ED 721||International Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education||3|
|or E ED 850||Mathematics and Science Inquiry for Children|
|or E ED 878||Multicultural Educational Theory and Practice for the Young Child|
|SPED 738||Preschool Intervention||3|
|or SPED 737||Infant Intervention|
|SPED 777||Development and Learning of Young Children with Special Needs||3|
|or SPED 779||Family Systems and Services for Young Children with Disabilities|
|or SPED 780||Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education Setting|