The Education Specialist Preliminary - Mild/Moderate Disabilities prepares candidates to teach children and conduct educational assessments for K-12. This credential focuses on individuals with mild/moderate intellectual limitations, high to moderate functioning autism, other health impairments, and mild emotional disturbances.
Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Pass the CBEST. Candidates who, for admission purposes, have taken and passed all four subsets of the Multiple Subject CSET examination after July 1, 2007, will not have to take and pass the CBEST. Not required for Option A, B or Level II.
Multiple subject students may submit the CSET exam with all four areas passed to meet the CBEST prerequisite admission requirement.
Option A: Hold a valid Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist Credential, mild/moderate or moderate/severe with EL Authorization based on 2009 CTC Program Standards. Option B and Level II: Hold a valid Level 1 Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, or Certificate of Eligibility, Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe, based on 1997 CTC Standards.
Applicants to a credential program must possess a grade point average of 2.75 (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants to the 2042 Single Subject Credential program who are using an academic major or coursework for subject matter competency must also have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in their major field to be admitted.
Applicants with GPAs between 2.50* and 2.74 can qualify for admission to a credential program by earning a passing score on one of the qualifying examinations listed below. A passing score will fulfill both the admission and the major grade point average requirements. Applicants may not enroll in any 500 level course until successful completion of an entrance examination:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): any two of the three GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative or Analytical Writing) may be used to meet credential program admissions standard. The minimum acceptable score for the Verbal 150, Quantitative 141, and Analytic Writing is 4.5. Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403. Subject Matter Competency Examinations: successfully complete all subtests of the appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Exceptions are Foundational Level General Math where only subtests I and II are required and Foundational Level General Science where only subtests I and II are required.
*Education Specialist applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may, under certain conditions, petition for admission consideration under an "exceptional admit" category. Applicants must have passed the CBEST and one of the approved graduate admission examinations specified in number 7 above to be considered for an "exceptional admit". The School of Education encourages applicants to take the appropriate Subject Matter Competency Examination as a way to demonstrate suitability for admission to a credential program.
Submit three Recommendation for Teacher Preparation Forms from individuals who are familiar with the applicant's academic/professional ability to undertake graduate study. Applicants transferring from another institution's credential program must supply a letter from that institution's Education Department attesting to the applicant's good standing in their program. Such a letter should be written on institutional letterhead by the Dean, the department chair, the director of teacher education, or some other person in a similar position.
Submit a statement of intent explaining what teaching means to you and why you think you would be successful in this profession.
How to Apply:
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Brandman University Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prerequisites (11 credits):
|EDUU 395||Education Field Experience||3|
|PSYU 323||Child Development||3|
|EDUU 413/513||Student Health and Safety||2|
|EDUU 551*||Educational Application of Computers I||3|
* A waiver of the technology requirement may be granted upon successful completion both subtests of the CSET Preliminary Educational Technology Exam, documentation of completion of regular education computers in education coursework from an accredited college or university, or submission of an electronic portfolio (under certain conditions).
Core courses (24 credits):
|EDUU 510||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUU 511||Collaboration for Inclusive Schooling||3|
|EDUU 512||The Art and Craft of Teaching||3|
|EDUU 649||Data-Based Decision Making in Special Education||3|
|EDUU 602||Positive Behavioral Supports||3|
|EDUU 603||Instuctional Supports for Communication, Language, and Literacy||3|
|EDUU 655||IEP Development and Special Education Law||3|
|EDUU 520||Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I||3|
Literacy Content (3 credits):
|EDMU 521||Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II||3|
|EDSU 532||Effective Literacy for Single Subject Candidates||3|
Emphasis course (3-6 credits):
|EDUU 519||Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities||3|
|EDUU 560||Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities||3|
English Learner requirements must be met in one of the following ways: (0-12 credits)
1. Passing score on the CTEL examination.2. Hold a current CLAD/BCLAD.3. Hold a 1059 (with CLAD) or 2042 Mulitple of Single Subject(s) Credential.4. Successfully complete the following courses in addition to EDMU 520 and EDMU 521.
|EDMU 522||Mathematics and Science in K-8 Classrooms||3|
|EDMU 523||History, Social Studies, & Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms||3|
5. Successfully complete the following courses in addition to EDMU 520 and EDSU 532.
|EDSU 530||Theories, Methods and Materials for Teaching English Language Learners||3|
|EDSU 531||Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classroom||3|
|EDSU 533||Content-specific Strategies for Single Subjects||3|
6. Successfully complete the CTEL stand-alone coursework.
|EDUU 570||Voice, Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice||3|
|EDUU 526||Theories of Language Development||3|
|EDUU 527||Language Development: A Teaching and Learning Process||3|
|EDUU 528||Content-based Instruction for Linguistic Minority Students, Sheltered Academics||3|
Student Teaching (3-12 credits):
|EDTU 590||Supported Teaching, Mild/Moderate||3|
|EDTU 591||Supported Teaching, Moderate/Severe||3|
|EDTU 592||Directed Teaching, Mild/Moderate||3|
|EDTU 593||Directed Teaching, Moderate/Severe||3|
Advanced Core Courses (15 credits)
|EDUU 600*||Research and Evaluation Methods||3|
|EDUU 606||Seminar in Learning||3|
|EDUU 609||Seminar in Curriculum Studies||3|
|EDUU 610**||Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner||3|
|EDUU 611||Action Research Development||3|
* EDUU 600 must be taken prior to EDUU 610**EDUU 610 must be taken before EDUU 611
Note: Traditional candidates will take a minimum of 2 sessions of student teaching. Candidates with internship credentials must take 3 credits of Supported Teaching and 3 credits of Directed Teaching in the respective credential area. Candidates who hold a valid multiple or single subjects credential may waive 3 credits of student teaching.
Candidates seeking both a Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Credential will be required to complete at least 2 sessions of Directed Teaching. Candidates who have no more than 12 credits of coursework and student teaching remaining when an Internship is initially obtained should meet with their faculty advisor to determine the extent to which further Supported Teaching will be needed to ensure candidate success.
Interns may not waive Supported or Directed Teaching credits. However, traditional candidates may waive 3 credits of Directed Teaching based on at least 1 year of documented full-time teaching experience in the credential area being sought.
Total Program Credits (not including Prerequisites) 48-72