Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program (ESCP)
Thank you for your interest in the Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program at CSULB. Our program prepares candidates to teach individuals in th areas of Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe disabilities.
The CSULB Education Specialist Credential Program offers the following pathways, all of which lead to the California Education Specialist Preliminary Credential:
ESCP Graduate (Post-bac) Program: Students entering this program have either received a Bachelor's Degree or will graduate prior to the end of their Credential Program (including CSULB Liberal Studies Track I majors).
ESCP Graduate (Post-bac) Intern Option: This option is for post-bac students who have been admitted to the credential program at CSULB, met all intern eligibility requirements (including faculty approval) and have been offered a full-time position as teacher of record in a school or district which has an Intern Agreement with CSULB.
Liberal Studies (ITEP Program): Students entering this program are Juniors or Seniors who have declared the Liberal Studies ITEP major at CSULB.
The Education Specialist Credential Program at CSULB has the following goals. We aim to assist candidates in becoming: Effective & caring teachers, partners with parents & others in the development of high quality educational programs and life long learners engaged in program development reflective of best practices in special education.
The program themes emphasize current issues of importance to the field of special education. These themes are addressed across our curriculum and are as follows:
- Individualized Education
- Cultural Responsiveness
- Evidence-Based Practices
- Advocacy & Leadership
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