Education Specialist Credential

Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe

The application deadline has been extended until May 1. Learn more

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

Quick Facts
Program Units
Average Duration
1 - 1½ year
Program Format
On campus with a full-time or part-time course load
Course Availability
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters
  • Thousand Oaks
2017-18 Cost

$730 per credit

$28,470 base cost

Cal Grant & TEACH Grant available
yb Veteran's Benefits


Candidates who meet the Internship Credential requirements may complete their program under the internship option. Please visit the Credential Office for more information.

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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

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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