Programs of Study
Learn about programs of study (credential, master's, and certificate) in the high-demand field of special education. You are considering an important field at an exciting time.
Please note: If you plan to teach in California, you must get a California credential first. A master's degree alone will not allow you to teach. Typically, students enroll in a clear credential and master's programs simultaneously.
Preliminary Teacher Credentials
- Early Childhood Special Education Specialization
- Mild/Moderate Support Needs Special Education Specialization
- Extensive Support Needs Special Education Specialization
Induction Clear Education Specialist Credential
- Early Childhood, Mild/Moderate Support Needs, and Extensive Support Needs Special Education Specializations
Certificates and Added Authorizations
An internship provides the opportunity for candidates to obtain their credential by taking courses in the Department of Special Education on a part-time basis while they are working as full-time teachers. Learn more about internship opportunities in the Department of Special Education and how to apply to an internship program.