Education Specialist Credential

Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe

As today's schools, academic programs and educational requirements become more complex, the needs of special education students continue to be individualized and comprehensive.

Our credential programs in special education blend theoretical instruction with opportunities for the practical application of knowledge, offering you an ideal avenue for heightened effectiveness.

Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible for the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential with either a Mild to Moderate (MTM) or a Moderate to Severe (MTS) specialty offered by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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Master's Option

By taking these three additional courses, you can choose to earn an optional M.S in Special Education degree.

  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research

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It really has been worth the investment I've made because it's easy to maneuver through the program, get your classes, and communicate with faculty. Those are the things that make a great educational experience.

Nick Jerrems