SPECIAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL
In addition to earning a Master’s of Education in Advanced Instruction degree in a core content area, candidates have the opportunity to earn an Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities. The credential program is designed to prepare you to develop or improve the specialized knowledge and skills needed to recognize and respond to the individual differences among students with special education needs.
Candidates pursuing a Master’s of Education in Elementary STEM, Secondary STEM or Secondary Humanities must complete 12 units of additional coursework, including three 3-unit courses and a term of Guided Practice. Candidates must hold a valid teaching credential.
Candidates pursuing a Master’s of Education in Differing Abilities must complete 6 units of additional coursework, including one 3-unit course and a term of Guided Practice. Candidates must hold a valid teaching credential.
Distinguish yourself as an educator and meet the needs of a range of student abilities by learning how to:
- Address the varying needs, interests and abilities of students with special education needs;
- Acquire the specialized skills to plan and design differentiated curriculum;
- Establish and maintain an effective classroom environment for the inclusion of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities;
- Develop a repertoire of pedagogical practices that can be applied to all learners within the same classroom;
- Collaborate with parents and community agencies that serve students with special education needs.
- Introduction to Special Education
- Collaboration, Families and Case Management
- Assessment and Curriculum for Students with Disabilities
- Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Classroom Ecology
- Guided Practice Mild to Moderate Disabilities
For additional information about earning your ME and Special Education Credential, please contact an admissions counselor at 1.888.628.1872.