ESCP Post-bac Program Information
Welcome and Thank You for your interest in the Education Specialist Credential Program at Cal State Long Beach.
The Education Specialist 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 Education Specialist Credential program will earn a Preliminary 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.
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.
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