Special Education (ECSE) Bridge Authorization
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has updated the ECSE Education Specialist Credential to authorize candidates starting an ECSE credential program after July 1, 2022, to teach TK and Kinder in addition to birth to preschool. CTC recommends that current ECSE credential holders who wish to upgrade to the new authorization begin the process of meeting the new Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE) areas so candidates can upgrade as soon as the option is available. CTC anticipates this option being available by July 1, 2022. The new ECSE Credential includes the area of TK and Kinder as well as Orthopedic Impairments.
Upgrade your current ECSE credential by adding the Bridge Authorization.
The Bridge Authorization:
If you earned your Education Specialist–Early Childhood Credential prior to July 1, 2022, and want to work in a TK or Kinder Special Education classroom, you will need the Bridge Authorization. Cal State Fullerton is offering this course online, so there is no better way to complete it than with us.
SPED 422 (3 Units)- Early Childhood Special Education: Beyond Preschool
This course is for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) teachers who hold an Educational Specialist-EC credential prior to July 2022. Content will focus on eight Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs), PK/K standards, DAP curriculum, English Language Learners in TK/K, working with orthopedically handicapped, and other health-impaired young children.
Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist in Early Childhood Special Education credential.
Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information.
About the Program
Fall 2023 Program Dates:
Sept. 25, 2023 to Nov. 19, 2023
Winter 2024 Program Dates:
Dec. 18, 2023 to Feb. 18, 2024
Spring 2024 Program Dates:
Mar. 4, 2024 to Apr. 28, 2024
Janice Myck-Wayne, Ed.D