Students who have been accepted into the Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education + Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Preliminary Teacher Credential, or the Master of Social Work + Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) can apply to participation is Project ARISE (Adversity and Resiliency Interventions for Social Emotional Development in Early Childhood).
As part of Project ARISE, students will take shared coursework, participate in shared learning opportunities, and coordinated field experiences. Throughout the program, scholars will be provided individualized peer mentoring and advising support.
After the successful completion of the program, ECSE scholars will meet the requirements for a Master of Arts (MA) in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Preliminary Teacher Credential, and Trauma-Informed Social Work Practice with Children and Families Graduate Certificate issued by San Francisco State University. Likewise, SW scholars will meet the requirements for a Master of Social Work, Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC), and Inclusive Early Childhood Practices Graduate Certificate issued by San Francisco State University.
For more information and details about applying, please visit our Project ARISE page.
Project GROW Grant
The ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) program and SLHS (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences) program at San Francisco State University have been awarded a five-year grant (2019-2023), the Project GROW Grant (Guiding Responsive Communication Within Inclusive Early Childhood Settings) from the Department of Education. The co-directors of the project are Drs. Amber Friesen and Teresa Gray. This grant will fund a stipend program for scholars accepted into the ECSE Credential/masters program, or SLHS Master's Program.
There is a critical need for more highly-qualified professionals of diverse sociocultural backgrounds to support the learning and development of ALL young children within inclusive settings. The Project GROW Grant was awarded to help prepare more credentialed ECSE and SLHS scholars to fill this need.
In Project GROW, you will:
• Partake in coordinated field experiences and coursework between ECSE and SLP scholars
• Engage in shared learning opportunities including three conferences
• Receive ongoing faculty and peer mentorship
Individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in any field and have experience working with young children are eligible to apply for the Project GROW program.
Students who are admitted to the ECSE Credential/Master's Programs OR SLHS Master's Program are eligible for tuition stipend support while completing the program requirements.
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