This program is designed specifically for current California teachers who have already achieved their Preliminary Education Specialist credential and wish to further expand their expertise in the field. In accordance with CTC standards, the program offers holders of a clear education specialist credential the opportunity to complete another preliminary specialty area program to add to their clear credential.
Students in the Added Emphasis Education Specialist Credential will learn advanced methods and strategies for teaching students with mild to moderate learning, development and behavior disabilities.
Program Learning Outcomes
Applicants intending on enrolling in this program, whether online or on campus, must be California residents and must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
Adding a Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Options to an Existing Credential Option:
Adding a mild/moderate or moderate/severe Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, 2009-2010 CTC Standards, to an existing Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, 2009-2010 CTC Standards.
Prerequisites: Valid Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist Credential, mild/moderate or moderate/severe with EL Authorization based on 2009 CTC Program Standards and an Autism Authorization. This program is not available to candidates who hold only a Level 1 credential.
Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:
Multiple and Single Subject, and 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 6 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. To petition for admission candidates must submit all required admission documents specified in #1 above and each of following:
Applicants who choose to enroll in these credential programs have the option of completing their programs in a "credential only" format, or, if they meet graduate degree admission criteria in a Master of Arts in Teaching format (please see MAT degree program for details).
*Students admitted to credential programs are not automatically admitted to Master's degree programs
Emphasis Course (3 credits)
|EDUU 519||Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities||3|
|or EDUU 560||Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities||3|
General Education Elective (3 credits)
|EDUU 511, EDUU 512, EDUU 570, EDUU 599, EDUU 609, EDMU 520, EDMU 521, EDSU 532||3|
Clinical Practice (10 credits) in Mild/Moderate setting for those seeking a Mild/Moderate Credential
|EDTU 572||Directed Teaching I Mild/Moderate||3|
|EDUU 544||Student Teaching Seminar I||2|
|EDTU 592||Directed Teaching II, Mild/Moderate||3|
|EDUU 545||Student Teaching Seminar II||2|
|Total Credits (not including Prerequisites)||16|