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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

special education

Welcome to the Department of Special Education

College of Education

Department Office

  • Telephone: 818-677-2596
  • Fax: 818-677-4737
  • Education 1204
  • 18111 Nordhoff Street
  • Northridge CA, 91330-8265

What is Special Education?

Special Education is specially designed instruction for students with exceptional learning needs. The field of special education addresses the needs of students who have disabilities and students who are identified as gifted or talented.

Why pursue Special Education at CSUN?
The Department of Special Education at CSUN offers Credential and Master's degree programs for professionals who work with infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families. All programs focus on preparing highly qualified special educators to serve culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

CSUN Provides Alternative Pathways To Pursue A Preliminary Credential

  1. Traditional Program, a post BA program for candidates in non-teaching or teaching positions interested in flexible scheduling.

  2. Intern Program, post BA two-year program (including summers) designed for teachers who are eligible for an intern credential and are hired in a cooperating school district.

  3. Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) program, a post BA full time two-semester (MM), three-semester (MS) or four-semester (DHH) program, offered corroboratively with District 2 in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (Fall admission only).

  4. Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) (DHH, MM, MS), undergraduate program with candidates beginning as freshmen or entering the two-year option as transfer students, earning their credential and bachelor's degree in liberal studies concurrently.

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