Academic Catalog 2019-20

EDU 5391 Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood Special Education

This course provides students with an overview of current methods of assessment and instruction in early childhood special education. Focal topics include standardized methods of assessment, observation-based and play-based measures of assessing infants, toddlers and young children. Candidates learn the importance of linking assessments with California Preschool Curricular Frameworks, instructional program planning, embedding strategies into daily routines and activities, and using assistive technology when appropriate. Also included are related policy issues and implications for current research and practice in ECSE assessment and instruction, including issues pertaining to young children at risk and English learners. Concurrently, candidates participate in a minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork to apply their developing knowledge of and skills with teaching and learning.


4.00 units