The Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. It is designed for individuals who have completed Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist coursework in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe support needs. It extends authorization from birth through 22. Individuals credentialed in other areas such as Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing and Visual Impairments are authorized to serve birth through 22, but may add the authorization for professional growth reasons if desired.
Completion of preliminary coursework in one of the Education Specialist credentials and background in early childhood development with focus on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.