The program is structured around the working classroom teacher. We offer courses in the evenings, on weekends and throughout the summer.
Students can take classes as a full-time student or a part-time student through the traditional or intern pathway. We also require you to complete a practicum in the first and final semesters of the Preliminary Program.
The Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Credential programs accent preferred instructional practices to help students with disabilities succeed in school and life. While pursuing your credential, you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a special educator and satisfy the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) by successfully completing the listed courses.
CSTP 1 Engaging and supporting all students in learning
CSTP 2 Creating and maintaining effective environments for student learning
CSTP 3 Understanding and organizing subject matter for student learning
CSTP 4 Planning instruction and designing learning experiences for all students
CSTP 5 Assessing student learning
CSTP 6 Developing as a professional educator