Mild to Moderate Support Needs or Extensive Support Needs

Program Highlights

Teachers are once again in demand.

There is an urgent, critical need for those with a Special Education credential. The prospect of growth for careers in education is high, with an expected turnover of over 100,000 teachers within the next decade due to retirement, according to the California Teachers Association.

Candidates in Cal Lutheran's special education credential programs benefit from an integration of theoretical knowledge with an abundance of opportunities for practical application in meaningful settings.

The credential programs feature specialized tracks in Mild to Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs disabilities. They are distinct from similar programs in the region due to the extensive personal support and empowerment training.

Additional highlights of our programs:

  • Classes rarely exceed 20 students, and the faculty is comprised of highly regarded professional practitioners in the field. Visit the Graduate School of Education website to meet the faculty for Learning & Teaching.
  • Candidates who meet the Internship Credential requirements may complete their program under the internship option. Please visit the Credential Office for more information.
  • Upon completion of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program, you can earn the M.S in Special Education degree with just three more courses.