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Special Education Credential Program

The Special Education Preliminary Credential program is a one-year course of study that begins in the fall semester of each year. Students will obtain a Preliminary Credential by taking a 41-unit professional education program to qualify for K-12 Special Education teaching positions.

Educational Specialist Preliminary Credential Course Work (Mild to Moderate Disabilities)

  • EDUC 377 Education of Exceptional Individuals
  • SPED 799/702 Foundations of General & Special Education
  • SPED 703 Foundations of Assessment & Program Planning
  • SPED 704 Fieldwork-Assessment
  • SPED 705 Multicultural Special Education
  • SPED 706 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SPED 707 Curriculum & Instruction – Reading And Language Arts
  • SPED 708 Practicum: Reading Instruction
  • SPED 709 Curriculum & Instruction – Math
  • SPED 710 Practicum: Math Instruction
  • SPED 711 Curriculum & Instruction – Science, History, and Social Science
  • SPED 731 Classroom Management
  • SPED 732 Practicum: Classroom Management
  • SPED 733 Special Education Policies & Procedures
  • SPED 734 Student Teaching-Elementary Special Education
  • SPED 735 Student Teaching-Secondary Special Education
  • SPED 736 Curricular & Instructional Skills Seminar
  • SPED 737 Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • SPED 799 Extended Student Teaching
  • SPED 799 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom

Educational Specialist Preliminary Credential Course Work (Moderate to Severe Disabilities)

  • EDUC 377 Education of Exceptional Individuals
  • SPED 799/702 Foundations of General & Special Education
  • SPED 705 Multicultural Special Education
  • SPED 706 Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • SPED 707 Curriculum & Instruction – Reading And Language Arts
  • SPED 708 Practicum: Reading Instruction
  • SPED 709 Curriculum & Instruction – Math
  • SPED 710 Practicum: Math Instruction
  • SPED 711 Curriculum & Instruction – Science, History, and Social Science
  • SPED 733 Special Education Policies and Procedures
  • SPED 737 Non-violent Crisis Intervention
  • SPED 799 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom
  • SPED 799 Reading Assessment: DIBELS (1) (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Early Skills)
  • SPED 740 Assessment & Program Planning-Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 741 Practicum: Assessment & Program Planning
  • SPED 742 Curriculum & Differentiated Instruction-Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 743 Practicum: Curriculum & Differentiated Instruction
  • SPED 744 Communication Methods-Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 745 Practicum: Communication Methods
  • SPED 746 Movement & Specialized Health Care-Severe Disabilities
  • SPED 747 Practicum: Movement & Specialized Health Care
  • SPED 748 Student Teaching-Moderate/Severe Disabilities