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Education Specialist Preliminary Teaching Credential: Early Childhood Special Education


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All candidates participating in the Early Childhood Special Education Credential Program, offered by the Department of Special Education , are prepared to provide instruction and special education support to students birth to kindergarten, who are eligible for early intervention special education and related services related to one or more of the following disabilities: autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury and multiple disabilities including developmental delay and a disabling medical condition. Candidates must meet Teacher Performance Expectations set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Preliminary Credential Requirements (39 units)


Total Units Required (39 units)


Optional Internship


Candidates enrolled in this option are able to complete the advanced fieldwork requirement of the credential program as an intern, which allows them employment as a special education teacher while taking courses at SJSU. Visit the Intern Program page of the department website for more information regarding this option.

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