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Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program (ESCP)

Welcome and 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.  We offer program information meetings that are open to interested students.  At the meetings we go over the program in detail and answer all of your questions.  We also hold walk-in advising hours (listed below) where you can come in and speak with an advisor, no appointment necessary.


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.

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
  • Collaboration
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Advocacy & Leadership

Advising

Walk-in advising is available for Education Specialist Credential Program current and prospective students. 

Walk-in Advising Hours for August 25, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Due to the start of the Fall 2014 semester, an advisor will be available for walk-in advising from 9am-5:30pm Monday - Thursday and from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Friday this week.  If you are not planning to take courses this Fall 2014 semester it is advised that you wait until next week to come in for advising due to the increased number of students on-campus for the first week of classes.

Hours are subject to change.  It is suggested that you contact TPAC at 562-985-1105 to verify hours prior to coming to campus for advising.  It is highly recommended that you attend a program Information Meeting prior to seeing the advisor during walk-in advising hours.

 

 


Coming Soon!

The Education Specialist Credential Program at Cal State Long Beach is currently in the process of applying to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the creation of an Education Specialist Clear Credential Program.  This would allow candidates with a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential to complete the requirements for the Clear Credential at CSULB.  If you would be like to be added to our interest list to be emailed once our program is up and running please fill out the form below. 

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