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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.

**We are Still Accepting Program Applications for Fall 2014 Admission**
(To be eligible to submit a program application, candidates must have at least three pre-requisite courses completed or in-progress. Please be aware that the application period for the university ended June 1st.  If you are not currently a matriculated student you may take courses through Open University during Fall 2014.)


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 July 28 - August 1, 2014

Monday 7/28/14 - 2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday 7/29/14 - 9:30-11:30am

Wednesday 7/30/14 - 9:30-11:30am

Thursday 7/31/14 - 2:00-4:00pm

Friday 8/1/14 - 9:30-11:30am & 2:00-4:00pm

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.