Education Specialist

Admissions Criteria

This is a two-year course of study. Students earn a Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential for Mild/Moderate Disabilities that allows them to teach grades K-12. To advance to the District Intern Program, candidate must:
 
  • Demonstrate subject matter competency:

      • Pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers ( Multiple Subjects K-12 CSET) 

  • Successfully complete Pre-Service with a “B” or higher

  • Obtain positive faculty recommendations

  • Participate in field experience

  • Secure full-time teaching contract with a participating school or school district, teaching at least 60% in subject area

 

Course Sequence

FIRST YEAR

 

HOURS

UNITS

EDU 530 A:

FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING

25

2.5

EDU 530 B:

PRACTICUM: FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING

15

1.5

EDU 531 A:

PLANNING FOR DATA-DRIVEN INSTRUCTION

25

2.5

EDU 531 B:

PRACTICUM: PLANNING FOR DATA-DRIVEN INSTRUCTION

15

1.5

EDU 532 A:

SUPPORTING DIVERSE LEARNERS

25

2.5

EDU 532 B:

PRACTICUM: SUPPORTING DIVERSE LEARNERS

15

1.5

EDU 535 A:

EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY

20

2.0

EDU 535 B:

PRACTICUM: EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY – EDUCATION SPECIALIST

15

1.5

EDU 550:

METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING READING & WRITING (RICA)

30

3.0

EDU 556:

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

30

3.0

EDU 561

FIELD EXPERIENCE/SUPERVISION

30

3.0

A/B/C:

 

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR TOTAL

245

24.5

SECOND YEAR

 

HOURS

UNITS

EDU 570:

BEHAVIORAL, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORTS FOR LEARNING

30

3.0

EDU 573:

HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING

20

2.0

EDU 574:

APPLICATION OF LEGAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

20

2.0

EDU 575:

TRANSITION PLANNING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

15

1.5

EDU 576:

COLLABORATION, CONSULTATION, AND CASE MANAGEMENT

30

3.0

EDU 578:

STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

30

3.0

EDU 579:

ASSESSING AND EVALUATION OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES

40

4.0

EDU 561

FIELD EXPERIENCE/SUPERVISION

30

3.0

D/E/F:

 

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR TOTAL

215

21.5

PROGRAM TOTAL                                                                                                                                                  620 62.0

 

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

FIELD

MINIMUM 600 REQUIRED HOURS IN THE

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

CONTRACT

DISTRICT INTERN CREDENTIAL HOLDER

 

 

PART TIME (0.5)

DISTRICT INTERN IS EMPLOYED AS TEACHER OF RECORD IN A

 

 

 

CONSORTIUM SCHOOL DISTRICT AND HAS A CONTRACT OF 50%

720 HOURS

720 HOURS

 

OR 0.5.

 

 

FULL TIME (1.0)

DISTRICT INTERN IS EMPLOYED AS TEACHER OF RECORD IN A

 

 

 

CONSORTIUM SCHOOL DISTRICT AND HAS A CONTRACT OF 100%

1440 HOURS

1440 HOURS

 

OR 1.0.