UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Programs

M.A., Educational Therapy

The Master of Arts degree in Educational Therapy is an online program designed to prepare individuals to become Educational Therapy practitioners who are specifically trained to combine educational and therapeutic approaches that address the needs of children, adolescents and adults with learning challenges. Educational therapists provide intensive services to their clients, including creating and implementing …

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 Induction 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 Induction 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 and Extensive Support Needs

The Master of Arts degree in Special Education builds upon the competencies developed in the Preliminary Education Specialist and Induction 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 …

Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs

The Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs program allows candidates to earn the following three credentials: Preliminary Single Subject Credential Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Support Needs Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Extensive Support Needs In the Dual Program, candidates earn three credentials simultaneously in fewer units than …

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, sensorineural 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 kindergarten, with a primary eligibility of speech or language impairment, specific learning disability, mild/moderate intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment, autism spectrum disorder, deafness, hearing impairment, visual impairment including blindness, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, developmental …

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs

Authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to learners with extensive to mild support needs in kindergarten and grades 1-12, through age 22. Teacher candidates will complete course and fieldwork that will prepare them to work with learners across federal disability categories and support needs. Upon completion of the program, …

Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential

Moderate/Severe Disabilities

The Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential is a 2-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional development beginning in the candidates’ first year of teaching. Candidates complete a 14-unit* program: 6 units in semester one, 1 unit in semesters two and three, and 6 units in semester four. This program is designed for candidates …

Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

The Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential is a 2-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional development beginning in the candidates’ first year of teaching. Candidates complete a 14-unit* program: 6 units in semester one, 1 unit in semesters two and three, and 6 units in semester four. This program is designed for candidates …

Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential

Early Childhood Special Education

The Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential is a 2-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional development beginning in the candidates’ first year of teaching. Candidates complete a 14-unit* program: 6 units in semester one, 1 unit in semesters two and three, and 6 units in semester four. This program is designed for candidates …

Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential is a 2-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional development beginning in the candidates’ first year of teaching. Candidates complete a 14-unit* program: 6 units in semester one, 1 unit in semesters two and three, and 6 units in semester four. This program is designed for candidates …

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. Added Authorizations include: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emotional Disturbance (ED) and Resource Specialist (RS).

Bilingual Authorization

Bilingual Authorization in Spanish, Korean or Armenian may be obtained concurrently with the preliminary teaching credential or after students obtain their preliminary teaching credential. Students in any credential program other than the Traditional Program must be approved for the concurrent program by their program coordinator (ACT, Intern, FYI/JYI, ITEP, or Dual).

Educational Therapy, Advanced Study Certificate

Advanced Study in Educational Therapy Certificate The Educational Therapy 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 …

Transdisciplinary Intervention, Advanced Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Transdisciplinary Intervention 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 …