Special Education Certificate
PROGRAM CODE: 2C16840B
The Special Education Certificate prepares the student for employment as an instructional aide in K - 12 public schools and early childhood programs where children identified with special needs are enrolled. The Certificate requires a total of 18 units with 6 required units and 12 restricted elective units. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken. In many of the courses in this certificate, students study, observe and learn utilizing the Child Development Laboratory Instructional Classrooms.
|Required Courses (6 units):|
|CDES 120 F||Child Development||3|
|CDES 204 F||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|Restricted Electives (12 units):||12|
|Sensory Integration and Motor Planning for Children||3|
|Principles and Techniques of Early Childhood Special Education with Field Experience||3|
|Working with Families of Children with Special Needs||3|
|The Role of the Para-Professional in Diverse Settings||3|
|Classroom Practices for Diverse Learners||3|
Outcome 1: Know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development.
Outcome 2: Analyze and think critically about the teacher’s comprehensive role in early learning and development settings.
Outcome 3: Recognize and evaluate the interrelationships of the child, family, school and greater community.
Outcome 4: Design quality early childhood programs and curriculum.