Special Education Program Courses

Credential Program Courses

Attention Student Admitted Winter 2011 and Thereafter!

If you were admitted to an Education Specialist Credential Program in Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe or Early Childhood you must complete a CPR course that will certify you in adult, child and infant. To complete this requirement you may contact First Class CPR at 1-877-510-7277 or www.FirstClassCPR.com to enroll in a course. You must also complete a health science course which is HSCI 540 prior to completing your preliminary credential program. If you have any questions please feel free to contact one our Special Education faculty advisors and they will be able to assist you. Thank you for your understanding!

ESPE 530. Introduction to Special Education

Characteristics and educational implications of physical, intellectual,social and emotional deviations among exceptional individuals. Ethical and legal aspects of special education. Observations in educational settings. (4 units)

ESPE 531. Methods and Procedures in Special Education

Introductory teaching methods in special education. Policies and procedures related to the implementation of federal and state legislation governing the delivery of special education services. Formerly ESPE 529. Prerequisite/corequisite: ESPE 530. (4 units)

**Graduate/Postbaccalaureate may not be taken by undergraduate students**

ESPE 610. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Characteristics of the autism spectrum and related developmental disabilities; implications for education and treatment. Practicum in approved settings is required. Prerequisites: ESPE 530 and 531 and admission to the Special Education program; or admission to the Autism Added Authorization program and concurrent enrollment in ESPE 623A. (4 units)

ESPE 611. Assessment Methods in Special Education

Data collection methods for eligibility for special education services, program planning, and program evaluation in the areas of academics, language, and social-emotional. Formerly ESPE 637. Prerequisites: ESPE 530 and 531; admission to the Special Education Program. (4 units)

ESPE 612. Supportive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities

Strategies for managing diverse special education classroom and service delivery settings. Planning and implementing positive behavior support and maintaining a supportive learning environment. Practicum in approved settings is required. Formerly ESPE 624. Prerequisites:
ESPE 530 and 531; admission to the Special Education Program. (4 units)

ESPE 613. Curriculum and Methods in Literacy

Learning for Students with Disabilities Differentiated teaching methods and specialized assessment in literacy learning for students with special needs, including English learners.
Practicum in approved settings required. Formerly ESPE 655. Prerequisites: ESPE 530, 531, and 611, and admission to the Special Education program. (4 units)

ESPE 614. Curriculum and Methods for Diverse Learners with Disabilities

Specialized assessment, instructional planning and teaching methods for English language acquisition. Consideration given to cultural characteristics of students, cultural transmission, and acculturation. Practicum in approved settings required. Formerly ESPE 660. Prerequisites:ESPE 530, 531, and 611, and admission to the Special Education program. (4 units)

ESPE 615. Seminar on Language and Literacy in Early Childhood

An intensive study of early language and literacy skills including English language development, assessment, instruction, and curriculum guidelines as related to infants, toddlers, and preschool age children with disabilities. Formerly ESPE 515.

ESPE 620. Supervised Student Teaching in Special Education

Supervised full time student teaching in a special education setting at a public school designated by topic area. Experiences in general education, grade/age levels, federal disability categories, and the continuum of services outlined by the credential authorization will be documented. Apply for admission to Supervision one quarter in advance of enrollment. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: classified admission to the Special Education credential program.

  1. Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Formerly ESPE 609A. Prerequisites/corequisites: ESPE 642 (for Preliminary credential candidates); ESPE 530, 531, 611 and 612, EELB 315 or 423 (for Level I credential candidates) (8 units)
  2. Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Formerly ESPE 609C. Prerequisites/corequisites: ESPE 662 (for Preliminary credential candidates); ESPE 530, 531, 611 and 612, EELB 315 or 423 (for Level I credential candidates) (8 units)
  3. Early Childhood Special Education. Formerly ESPE 609D. Prerequisite/corequisite: ESPE 672. (8 units)

ESPE 621. Supervised Student Teaching in Special Education II

Supervised full time student teaching in a special education setting at a public school designated by topic area. Grade/age level experience must be different from the first supervised student teaching experience. Experiences in general education, federal disability categories, and the continuum of services outlined by the credential authorization will be documented. Transition plan for induction will be developed. Admission to Supervision as a student teacher required; apply for Supervision one quarter in advance of enrollment. Graded
credit/no credit.

  1. Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Formerly ESPE 679A. Prerequisites: grade of credit in ESPE 620A; completion of required credential coursework in the same quarter. Prerequisite/corequisite: ESPE 643 (for Preliminary credential candidates); ESPE 613 (for Level II credential candidates.) (8 units)
  2. Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Formerly ESPE 679C. Prerequisites:grade of credit in ESPE 620B; completion of required credential coursework in the same quarter. Prerequisite/corequisite:ESPE 663 (for Preliminary credential candidates); ESPE 662 (for Level I credential candidates.) (8 units)
  3. Early Childhood Special Education. Formerly ESPE 679F.Prerequisites: grade of credit in ESPE 620C; completion of required credential coursework in the same quarter. Prerequisite/ corequisite: ESPE 673. (8 units)

ESPE 622. Intern Teaching: Special Education

Full time teaching on an Education Specialist Internship credential in a special education public school setting designated by credential authorization. Must be repeated with a grade of Credit during each quarter of the internship program until completion of the credential objective for a minimum of 24 units. Graded credit/no credit.

  1. Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Formerly ESPE 680A. Prerequisite:admission to the Education Specialist Internship Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities; consent of intern coordinator. (8 units)
  2. Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Formerly ESPE 680B. Prerequisite:admission to the Education Specialist Internship Credential:Moderate/Severe Disabilities; consent of intern coordinator.(8 units)
  3. Early Childhood Special Education. Formerly ESPE 680C. Prerequisite:admission to the Education Specialist Internship Credential:Early Childhood Special Education; consent of intern coordinator. (8 units)

ESPE 625. Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education

Competencies and skills for collaborative and consultative roles to develop partnerships with students, professionals, paraprofessionals,families, and community service personnel. Prerequisites: ESPE 530, 531, 611, and 612, and admission to the Special Education program.(4 units)

ESPE 627. Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evidence base for methods used in educational settings for students in early childhood through grade 12 with autism spectrum disorders. Planning, implementing, and evaluating methods to teach social,language, behavioral, and learning skills. Practicum in approved settings is required. Prerequisites: ESPE 530, 531, 610, 611, and 612, and admission to the Special Education program; or ESPE 610 and 623A, admission to the Autism Added Authorization program, and concurrent enrollment in ESPE 623B. (4 units)

ESPE 642. Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities I

Methods and differentiated instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities including learning disabilities, language development, and data based decision-making. Prerequisites: ESPE 610,611, 612, 613, and 614. (4 units)

ESPE 643 . Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities II

Strategies, methods, and materials as well as curriculum modification in subject matter content areas for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Prerequisite: ESPE 642.(4 units)

ESPE 662. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities I

Characteristics of students with moderate to severe disabilities and their implications for education; assessments for positive behavior support, instructional planning and progress monitoring; evidence based instructional strategies for communication, social skills, and the core curriculum. Formerly ESPE 651. Prerequisites: ESPE 610 and 611. (4 units)

ESPE 663. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities II

Movement, sensory, and specialized health care needs; augmented and alternative communication methods; transition planning and implementation strategies; case management for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Prerequisite:ESPE 662.(4 units)

ESPE 672. Methods in Early Childhood Special Education I

Contemporary theoretical, philosophical, legal, and empirical influences in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education. Screening and assessment of development and behavior for program development and instructional planning. Consideration of the rights and roles of the family, the needs of children with low incidence disabilities, and English learners in assessment and planning. Formerly ESPE 650. Prerequisites: ESPE 610, 611, and 612 and admission to the Special Education program; or admission to the Early Childhood Special Education Added authorization program and concurrent enrollment in ESPE 623C. (4 units)

ESPE 673 . Methods in Early Childhood Special Education II

Intervention and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of students between the ages of birth and six years with disabilities (including children at risk and with low incidence disabilities). Special consideration of family concerns and priorities, models of service delivery, collaboration, and supportive learning environments.
Formerly ESPE 665. Prerequisites: ESPE 610, 611, and 612 and admission to the Special Education program; or admission to the Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization program and concurrent enrollment in ESPE 623D. (4 units)

ETEC 542D. Seminar in Instructional Technology

Intensive study of topics and problems in education. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (1-4 units)

ETEC 546 Computer Based Technology in Education II

Application of computer-based technology for information collection, analysis and management to support teaching, learning and learning environments. Meets technology competencies for the professional credential. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory. (4 units)

HSCI 540. School Health Programs and Practices

Advanced examination of the teachers' role within a coordinated school health program. Stat and national guidelines are also reviewed. Prerequisite: must be a "2042" or Ryan credential candidate, or consent of instructor. (4 units)