Special Education Credential Programs

The Special Education programs provides candidates with curricular and instructional expertise to meet the needs of a broad range of diverse students, with inclusive and specialized supports to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Programs lead to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild-Moderate Disabilities or Moderate-Severe Disabilities, and/or to the Masters of Science degree in Special Education. The credential programs are  field-based and require that candidates either enter with a CA general education credential or apply to our unique dual credential program that is collaborative with our Teacher Education Department.

College of Education and Allied Studies

Credentials are availabe in a variety of options.

Other available programs include:

Masters of Science in Special Education

Authorizations and Certifications

TED/SPED

Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Education Specialist Credential

• 7 quarters
• Summer Admission
• Mild Moderate or Moderate Severe Disabilities options
• Hayward Campus Only

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Education Specialist Credential

• Spring/Summer/Fall Admission
• 7 quarters 
• Hayward Campus
SPED Handbook
MOU List

Options:
Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Moderate to Severe Disabilities

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Education Specialist Credential Intern

• Spring/Summer/Fall Admission
• 7 quarters
• Hayward Campus

Options:
Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Moderate to Severe Disabilities

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