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Education Specialist


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:

1. Demonstrate subject matter competency:

Pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (Multiple Subjects CSET)

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

3. Obtain positive faculty recommendations

4. Participate in field experience

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


District Intern candidates must complete all 10 Pre-Service admissions requirements

1. Admission Application
2. Official transcripts with bachelors degree posted
3. Pass California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
4. One page resume
5. One page personal statement regarding your motivation for entering the teaching profession, and your goals for promoting student academic achievement
6. Three professional recommendations
Must be submitted using FSE’s recommendation form, including an original signature from the recommender
7. $60 non-refundable application fee (Early Bird – March 5th), $75 non-refundable application fee (Regular – April 1st), or $100 non-refundable application fee (Late – April 30th)
8. Proof of passing a collegiate level course or examination in the U.S. Constitution
9. Certificate of Clearance issued by California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with no convictions
10. Successful interview with FSE admission panel

Tuition & Fees

Application Fee: $60 (Early Bird), $75 (Regular), or $100 (Late)

Pre-Service Tuition: $1,500

$500 non-refundable payment
Plus TWO Electronic Funds Transfer payments of $500

Education Specialist Tuition: $6,300 per year for two years

$700 per month for 18 months
First installment is out of pocket