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Education Specialist

 

Specialization Areas

The Education Specialist credential authorizes services in the following specialization areas:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)

Teaching students who are deaf and hard of hearing; authorizes service to individuals from birth to age 22.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Serving children with mild, moderate, severe, or multiple impairments, and their families; authorizes service from birth through pre-kindergarten.

Mild/Moderate (MM)

Teaching students with autism, emotional disturbance, specific learning, mild to moderate intellectual, and other health impairments; authorizes service in grades K-12 and for adults through age 22.

Moderate/Severe (MS)

Teaching students with severe autism, multiple impairments, moderate to severe intellectual impairment, deaf-blindness and emotional disturbance; authorizes service in grades K-12 and for adults through age 22.

Academic Pathways

Traditional Credential Program: (serves all specialization areas)

  • flexible – full or part time
  • fits the needs of most candidates
  • may enter the credential program in fall or spring semester
  • courses offered late afternoon and evening
  • includes coursework, field experiences and seminars

Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) (MM, MS)

  • collaboration between CSUN and LAUSD
  • full time late afternoons and evenings for coursework and on site during the day
  • cohort atmosphere with personalized advising and guaranteed course enrollment
  • one on one coaching by experienced classroom teachers
  • completed in two semesters for candidates in mild/moderate and three semesters for candidates in moderate/severe

Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP Junior Option) (MM, MS)

Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP Freshman Option) (MM, MS)

  • leads to a Bachelor’s degree and Education Specialist Credential concurrently
  • must be college ready for math and science
  • full time
  • coursework, field experiences and seminars
  • may enter the credential program in fall semester only

Internship Program (serves all specialization areas)

  • open to those with an offer of full time employment in a public or charter special education position
  • complete coursework while on the job
  • courses offered late afternoon or evening
  • includes coursework, field experiences and seminars