Education Specialist Credential

Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe

Program Highlights

Teachers are once again in demand and 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 (California Teachers Association).

Candidates in the 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 (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.

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