As today's schools, programs and educational requirements become more complex, the needs of special education students continue to be individualized and comprehensive.
Choose specialized tracks in Mild to Moderate (MTM) and Moderate to Severe (MTS) disabilities, and are distinct from similar programs in the region due to the extensive personal support and empowerment training.
Classes rarely exceed 20 students, and the faculty is comprised of highly regarded professional practitioners in the field.
1 - 1½ year
On campus with a full-time or part-time course load
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters
$745 per credit
$29,055 base cost
Want to learn more?
Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out to answer your questions. You'll also receive more information about the program and your financial aid options.
Make an Impact
Your passion is leading you to make a difference teaching special education students, and California needs qualified and talented special education teachers.
Better screening and identification of disabilities in children is expected to increase the demand for special education services — 6% job growth is projected by 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Master's Degree Option
Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, you can take these courses to earn the M.S in Special Education degree.
- EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
- EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
- EDGN 599 Thesis Research
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.