Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement
This endorsement qualifies teachers with a Type 04 certificate to teach children with disabilities from birth to age 5, and qualifies teachers with an LBS I certificate to teach children with special needs, ages 3 through 5.
The endorsement consists of 4 required courses:
- SPED 506 Characteristics and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities
- SPED 508 Methods of Instruction and Assessment with Young Children with Disabilities
- SPED/EPSY 582 Forging Collaborations with Families and Community
- SPED/ESPY 466 Language Development, Diversity, and Disabilities
Options and Outcomes
The endorsement prepares students to teach children with disabilities, a specific skill set in high demand in the educational marketplace.