Last updated on February 12, 2014
The Special Education program prepares their graduates for careers in direct teaching and for leadership roles in Special Education. Programs are offered which lead to the Master of Science degree and/or to the Education Specialist: Mild-Moderate and Moderate-Severe Disabilities Credentials.
The emphasis is on providing students with a wide range of practical methods for enhancing the lives of individuals with exceptional needs. To this end, coursework is taught by successful practitioners in the field. Also, the programs provide extensive supervised fieldwork in settings that are appropriate to each student's professional goals.
Early Childhood Special Education
Added Authorization (ECSEAA)
For more information contact: Dr. Linda Smetana
The Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSEAA) at California State University East Bay (CSUEB) was developed in response to a need expressed by employers in local school districts for special educators to deliver Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education services. This program is designed for candidates who have completed a hold or are in the process of completing a special education credential program. Program completers are Credential and are authorized to deliver Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) services to young children and their families in a variety of settings. The program consists of 4 courses, sixteen quarter graduate level units presented in a hybrid course format. Coursework is complemented with field based assignments as well as a supervised fieldwork experience; candidates complete a minimum of 80 hours of supervised fieldwork.