Michael D. Eisner College of Education
- Chair: Sue Sears
- Education (ED) 1204
- (818) 677-2596
M.A., Special Education with specializations in:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Early Childhood Special Education
Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Moderate/ Severe Disabilities
Clear (Induction) Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hering, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, and Moderate/ Severe Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention
Educational Therapy Post-M.A. Certificate
All Department faculty members are available during their scheduled office hours or by appointment to advise students during the semester.
Graduate Programs: Tamarah Ashton
Teacher Education: Virginia Kennedy
Clear Credential: Virginia Kennedy
A. Master’s Degree Program: The M.A. Degree Program builds on the competencies developed in the Special Education Credential Program, preparing students for positions of leadership, advocacy and scholarship in the schools, the community and within the overall profession of special education and for entry into Doctoral programs. The M.A. Program includes specializations in Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Educational Therapy, Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities.
B. Teaching Credentials: The Education Specialist Credential prepares special education teachers to meet the educational, social, emotional and vocational needs of children and adolescents with disabilities and their families. Education Specialist Credential Programs provide specialized course work, field experiences and student teaching for individuals interested in serving students with disabilities. The Department of Special Education offers a Preliminary Education Instruction Specialist Credential and a Clear Education Specialist Credential in Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Early Childhood Special Education, Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Clear Credentials are designed for teachers who have completed the Preliminary Cedential.
C. Added Authorizations: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, and Resource Specialist. 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.
D. Certificates: Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention and Educational Therapy Post-M.A. Certificate.