Requirements

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:http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl667.pdf

  • 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)