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 would be required to earn these credentials separately.
Candidates who earn a Preliminary Single Subject Credential are specialists in the teaching of a subject area such as English, mathematics, or science, and they are able to work with students in diverse classroom settings. Candidates who earn a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Support Needs and a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Extensive Support Needs are authorized to conduct assessments, provide instruction and special education-related services to learners across federal disability categories and with extensive to mild support needs in kindergarten and grades 1-12, through age 22.
Dual program candidates meet subject matter competency by completing an approved program specified by the subject area department or by passing all sections of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). For information regarding admission, requirements and subject matter programs approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and subject matter examinations, see the Credential section of this Catalog. For detailed information on each approved subject matter program, see the department that offers the program (e.g., Art, English, Mathematics, Kinesiology) in this Catalog. Descriptions of Secondary Education credential program courses appear in the Secondary Education catalog section. Descriptions of Special Education credential program coursework appear in the Special Education catalog section. For other professional education courses, see listings of the department offering the course (e.g., Educational Psychology and Counseling, Health Science). The Dual Preliminary Single Subject/Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs Program, as described below, has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and meets the requirements of Senate Bill 2042, including an English Learner authorization.