Master of Arts in Infant Mental Health with Special Education Credential

Minimum 58 semester course credits

This curriculum is approved to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) requirements for a Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential with the specialty area of Early Childhood Special Education and added authorization of Emotional Disturbance. This credential allows the holder to work with children with special needs in early intervention programs and preschool special education classrooms.

The following core courses represent a typical student’s movement through the program:

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs 3
EDUC 238 California Community College History, Politics and Policy 3
EDUC 242 The Hospitalized Child 3
EDUC 255 Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children 3
EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education 0-8: Infancy and Preschoolers 3
EDUC 291B Theory and Practice of ECE: Curriculum & Instruction for Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs 3
EDUC 237 Language Development: Literacy, Communication, and Multilingualism 3
PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss 4
PSYC 265 Infancy 4
 Total Credits29
Plan of Study Grid
Second YearCredits
EDUC 236 Development and Learning : Infancy through Adolescence 3
EDUC 254 Medical Information: Children in Hospitals and Clinics 2
EDUC 260 History and Theories of Play in Human Development, Culture, and Education 3-3
EDUC 276 Leadership and Administration in Early Childhood Programs 3
 Total Credits11