Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
As today's schools, programs and academic requirements become more complex, the needs of special education students continue to be individualized and comprehensive.
Choose tracks in Mild to Moderate Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs. Classes rarely exceed 20 students, and the faculty is comprised of highly regarded professional practitioners in the field.
Join Us for Our Next Event
Education Specialist Credential Online Information Session
Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2023 at 12:30 - 1:30 pm
On campus with a full-time or part-time course load
Fall and Spring 15-week semesters
New students begin during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
Credential Scholarships (up to $10,000)
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Let us know you're interested and we'll reach out to answer your questions. You'll also receive more information about the program and your financial aid options.
Make an Impact
Your passion is leading you to make a difference teaching special education students, and California needs qualified and talented special education teachers.
Better screening and identification of disabilities in children is expected to increase the demand for special education services — 6% job growth is projected by 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Master's Degree Option
Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, you can take these courses to earn the M.S in Special Education degree.
- EDGN 509 Situating Yourself as a Scholar Practitioner and Teacher Leader
- EDGN 510 Collaboratories of Practice - Understanding Change Theory
- EDGN 599 Education Improvement Plan - From Theory to Praxis
It really has been worth the investment I've made because it's easy to maneuver through the program, get your classes, and communicate with faculty. Those are the things that make a great educational experience.