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Specific Requirements for the Professional Clear Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential.   

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(a) The minimum requirements for the professional clear Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential for applicants who complete a professional preparation program in California shall include (1) through (3):

(1) possession of a valid California Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary or General Elementary Teaching Credential;

(2) completion of a post baccalaureate professional preparation program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential, including successful completion of supervised student teaching appropriate to the specialization area; and

(3) the recommendation from a regionally accredited institution of higher education that has a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation in the professional clear credential sought.

(b) The minimum requirements for the professional clear Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential for applicants who complete a professional preparation program outside California shall include (1) and (2). Applicants may apply directly to the Commission for the professional clear Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential under this section:

(1) possession of a valid California Multiple Subject, Standard Elementary or General Elementary Teaching Credential; and

(2) completion of a post baccalaureate professional preparation program comparable to a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential, including successful completion of supervised student teaching appropriate to the specialization area but taken outside California. The program must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and approved by the appropriate state agency where the course work was completed.

(c) Term.

The professional clear Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential issued on the basis of the completion of all requirements shall be dated per Title 5 Section 80553.

(d) Authorization.

The Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential authorizes the holder to develop and coordinate curriculum, develop programs and deliver staff development including age appropriate teaching methodologies for child development programs and early childhood education programs in grades three and below which are coordinated by school districts or county offices of education. This credential also authorizes teaching courses in child development in grades twelve and below and in classes organized primarily for adults.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225 (q)

Reference:

Education Code 44225 (b)

Education Code 44225 (e)

Education Code 44256 (c)

Education Code 44265

(Amended by Register 99, No. 51).