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University Catalog 2012-2013 
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Special Education: Preschool Emphasis Certificate

Early Childhood Special Education University Certificates

Note: This is not the add-on Early Childhood Special Education Certificate authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. These certificate programs are approved only by CSULA.

These postbaccalaureate credit certificate programs are designed for professional persons who already hold a credential and/or master’s degree, but who are seeking the professional preparation that is related to working in school, agency, or home settings with infants or young children with exceptional needs. One area of emphasis provides professional preparation for working with infants and their families; the other emphasis is for working with children
three to five years of age and their families.

Completion of this credit certificate program requires 30 units of course work with a minimum B (3.0) grade point average. Refer to the Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Studies: General Information  section for general regulations governing all certificate programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or related field.
  • Multiple Subject or Special Education credential.
  • EDSP 400 .
  • Minimum 2.75 undergraduate grade point average in last 90 quarter units attempted.

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: Early Childhood Special Education – Preschool Emphasis
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Special Education Teachers, Preschool; SOC Code 25-2051;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (four quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $7,435
Books and Supplies: $2,184
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.