Mild to Moderate Support Needs or Extensive Support Needs


The following courses are required to successfully complete this 39–credit curriculum:

Foundations Courses
  • EDLT 500 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDLT 501 Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development (3 credits)
  • EDLT 502 Teaching English Learners and Diverse Populations (3 credits)
  • EDLT 503 Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Environments (3 credits)

There are specialized tracks in Mild to Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs for you to study. 

M.S. in Special Education degree option

After obtaining your credential through this program, you can complete a Master of Science (M.S.) in Special Education degree for only 2 additional classes, which helps with salary growth (close to 50% of all California public school teachers hold a master's degree).​

Master's Courses:
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research

Course Descriptions