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ESCP Program Information

The Special Education Credential Program is comprised of 12 courses (5 pre-requisites and 7 core courses) and Final Fieldwork (student teaching) for a total of 46 units.  The program has both authorizations in mild/moderate and/or moderate/severe disabilities. Candidates choose which authorization they would like to pursue at the the time of application to the program.  It is possible to pursue both authorizations with one added course and an added semester of final fieldwork (student teaching).  Preliminary courses prepare individuals to perform the duties required of entry-level special education teaching positions. Candidates in the Special Education Credential program will earn a Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential at the completion of the program.  

The Education Specialist Credential Program prepares candidates to teach individuals in the areas of Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe disabilities.  The program's goals are to assist candidates in becoming:

  • Effective and caring teachers;
  • Partners with parents and others in the development of high quality educational program;
  • Life long learners engaged in program development reflective of best practices in special education.

The program themes of Collaboration, Diversity, Literacy, Technology, and Transition emphasize current issues of importance to the field of special education, and are addressed across the curriculum.

Information Meetings

It is highly suggest that all candidates interested in the Education Specialist Credential Program attend an infromation meeting to get the full program overview and answers to all of your questions.  Dates and times for upcoming meetings are listed on our website and can be found by clicking here.  You do not need to sign up to attend, just show up.

The links below will guide you through detailed information regarding our Post-bac Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program and the admission process.

Program Options:

Traditional Post-bac Credential Program

Intern Credential Program Option

Important Links:

Admission Information/Requirements & Instructions

Post-bac Credential Program Application & Forms

Program Courses

Fieldwork Forms


last updated — Oct 1, 2015