Minimum Requirements

In order to be eligible for any of our programs in the Special Education Department, applicants must meet all of the following requirements.

Education Specialist Preliminary Teaching Credential

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for Education Specialist Credential Programs (Please keep in mind that those that are admitted into the program MUST maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to file a Education Specialist Instruction Credential)
  • Certificate of Clearance
  • CBEST "California Basic Educational Skills Test"

    Requirement can be met in one of six ways. Please see this leaflet for further information:

  • CSET (3 sections)

Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential

  • Preliminary Credential
  • Must be teaching in a Special Education classroom

Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Special Education

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 
  • Certificate of Clearance 
  • MA Writing Assessment or GRE Analytical Writing (passing score of 4.0 score or better)