Programs

M.A., Special Education

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential Programs. This Degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Early Childhood Special Education

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential Programs. This Degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Educational Therapy

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential Programs. This Degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential Programs. This Degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

M.A., Special Education

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

The Master of Arts Degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Clear Education Specialist Credential Programs. This Degree is designed to prepare graduates for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education. Toward this end, faculty members …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential Program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This Program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential Program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This Program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Early Childhood Special Education

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential Program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This Program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Clear Education Specialist Credential is designed for candidates who hold a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential. Candidates in the Clear Credential Program are employed as teachers in the specialization area of their Credential or, if not employed, are conducting field work in their specialization area. This Program leads to completion of a Clear Education …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary or secondary disability of deaf or hard of hearing, deaf-blind, autism spectrum disorders within the disability area and a hearing loss that manifests itself in conjunction with additional disabilities, including unilateral or bilateral, whether fluctuating, conductive, sensori-neural and/or …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Early Childhood Special Education

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to children from birth through pre-kindergarten, with a primary disability of specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate mental retardation, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, autism spectrum disorders, moderate/severe mental retardation, deaf, blindness, serious emotional disturbance and multiple disabilities in services across the continuum of …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary disability of specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate mental retardation, other health impairment, emotional disturbance and autism spectrum disorders within the disability area in kindergarten and grades 1-12. Classes organized primarily for adults in services across the continuum of program …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism, moderate/severe mental cognitive impairment, deaf-blind, emotional disturbance and multiple disabilities in kindergarten and grades 1-12 up to age 22. Classes organized primarily for adults in services across the continuum of program options available. Candidates are …

Added Authorizations

A holder of a Special Education Credential may add an authorization to add expertise in areas of special education that were not part of their original Credential authorization. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, and Resource Specialist.  

Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs/Birth to 5 Years Certificate

A University Certificate designed for Post-Bachelor’s students with a Concentration of 18 units of selected coursework in the Early Childhood Special Education Credential Program. Provides interdisciplinary training to holders of Bachelor’s Degrees in one of the disciplines involved in providing early intervention services. Contact the Department Office at (818) 677-2596 for more information about the …

Educational Therapy, Advanced Study Certificate

Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Certificate The ET Post-M.A. Degree Certificate Program, designed in collaboration with the Association of Educational Therapy (AET), provides M.A. Degree students an opportunity to develop expertise and professional skills related to educational therapy. Completion of the Certificate Program, which includes courses and field experience, leads to the award of the …