Special Education

The Special Education programs provides candidates with curricular and instructional expertise to meet the needs of a broad range of diverse students, with inclusive and specialized supports to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Programs lead to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild-Moderate Disabilities or Moderate-Severe Disabilities, and/or to the Masters of Science degree in Special Education. The credential programs are  field-based and require that candidates either enter with a CA general education credential or apply to our unique dual credential program that is collaborative with our Teacher Education Department.

College of Education and Allied Studies

TED/SPED

Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Educational Specialist Credential

• 7 quarters
• Summer Admission
• Mild Moderate or Moderate Severe Disabilities options
• Hayward Campus Only

For more info contact:
Mild-Moderate Disabilities: 
Dr. Linda Smetana
Moderate-Severe Disabilities: 
Dr. Ann Halvorsen 
Dr. Jacki Anderson

TED/SPED

Candidates will earn both the Educational Specialist Credential and the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. This program provides evidence-based strategies for instruction of diverse students with disabilities and their typical peers in inclusive settings at elementary and secondary levels. Coursework is taught by successful researchers and practitioners in the field. Extensive supervised fieldwork with a master teacher is provided to meet the California Teacher Commission standards for both credentials obtained.

Admissions and Application Information

Mild to Moderate Disabilities - Linda Smetana, Program Coordinator
Moderate to Severe Disabilities - Ann Halvorsen, Program Coordinator
Admission questions contact our Credentials Student Service Center

Education Specialist Programs Admissions Application
University Application

Candidates applying to the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program with Educational Specialist Credential (TED/SPED) do not require a current Teaching Credential as you will be receiving your teaching credential within this duel program.

• Department Application Packet
• University Application
• Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0             
• Bachelor’s Degree

 

This program offers two specific areas of focus: Mild/Moderate Disabilities or Moderate/Severe Disabilities. The Autism Spectrum Disorder Authorization is embedded within our curriculum. Our cohort approach, enhances candidate's knowledge in general education through integrated coursework and inclusive field placements. Graduates are in high demand as result of their dual credentials as qualified general education specialists, inclusion support teachers, resource specialists, and program specialists.

Brochure/Course Information      University Catalog

Educational Specialist Credential

• Summer/Fall Admission
• 7 quarters 
• Hayward Campus
SPED Handbook

Options:
Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Moderate to Severe Disabilities

For more info contact:
Mild-Moderate Disabilities: 
Dr. Linda Smetana
Moderate-Severe Disabilities: 
Dr. Ann Halvorsen 
Dr. Jacki Anderson

Educational Specialist Credential

Addresses the needs of the diverse population of students receiving special education services while their Specialist teacher candidates obtain critical knowledge and skills in of core curriculum and specialized instruction.  Meets the CCTC requirements for specific areas of overlap across Education Specialist credentials in mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities.

Admissions and Application Information

Mild to Moderate Disabilities - Linda Smetana, Program Coordinator
Moderate to Severe Disabilities - Ann Halvorsen, Program Coordinator
Admission questions contact our Credentials Student Service Center

Education Specialist Programs Admissions Application
University Application

Admission Requirements

1. Current Valid Multiple or Single Subject California Teaching Credential
2. Department Application Packet                        4. University Application
3. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0              5. Bachelor’s Degree

 

Program Information

The Educational Specialist Credential offers two area options of focus to choose from.

Mild to Moderate Disabilities option (Autism Authorization included)
Moderate to Severe Disabilities option

Brochure/Course Information     University Catalog     SPED Handbook

Educational Specialist Credential Intern

• Summer/Fall Admission
• 7 quarters
• Hayward Campus

Options:
Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Moderate to Severe Disabilities

For more info contact:
Intern Coordinator:
Dania Massey

Educational Specialist Credential Intern

This programs leads to the Education Specialist: Mild-Moderate or Moderate-Severe Disabilities Credentials.  One must have been admitted to the CSUEB Education Specialist program, have completed all prerequisite requirements, and have a written employment offer in the credential area ( Mild-Moderate or Moderate-Severe Disabilities) from a school district partner, prior to application for Internship status.

Admissions and Application Information

Mild to Moderate Disabilities - Linda Smetana, Program Coordinator
Moderate to Severe Disabilities - Ann Halvorsen, Program Coordinator
Admission questions contact our Credentials Student Service Center

Education Specialist Programs Admissions Application
University Application

The following requirements must be met prior to submitting your Intern Credential Application to the Credential Student Service Center: 1) Must be admitted to the Educational Specialist program. 2) Written offer from a partner school district. 3) Application for internship status. 4) Quarterly registration in required course work. Submit all documents to Intern Coordinator Dr. Ann Halvorsen. Qualified candidates may apply as Specialist intern teachers in partner districts. Interns approval is based on individual progress and competencies as well as candidates ability to obtain experiences across ages and range of disabilities within their district.

Inters may work up to 80% time in the Moderate/Severe disabilities option or up to 100% in the Mild/Moderate disabilities option with Intern Coordinator approval.  The Educational Specialist program address the needs of the diverse population of students receiving special education services. Internship Specialist candidates obtain critical knowledge and skills in evidence-based common core and specialized curriculum and instruction. Internships are offered at our program district partner schools. 

Brochure/Course Information      Intern Coordinator

Masters of Science in Special Education

• Winter/Spring Admission
• 46-50 Unit Program
• Overlaps with credential
• Hayward Campus

Options:
Mild-Moderate Disabilities
Moderate-Severe Disabilities

For more info contact:
Mild-Moderate Disabilities: 
Dr. Linda Smetana
Moderate-Severe Disabilities: 
Dr. Ann Halvorsen 
Dr. Jacki Anderson

Masters in Special Education

The Special Education program prepares their graduates for careers in direct teaching and for leadership roles in Special Education. The M.S. in Special Education may be obtained in conjunction with the Special Education credentials, OR only the master's degree without Specialist teaching credentials.

Admissions and Application Information

Mild to Moderate Disabilities - Linda Smetana, Program Coordiantor
Moderate to Severe Disabilities - Ann Halvorsen, Program Coordinator

Education Specialist Programs Admissions Application
University Application

Admission Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree              • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
• University Application         • Department Application Packet

Program Information

Candidates may obtain an M.S. degree in Special Education with an Option in either Mild-Moderate or Moderate-Severe Disabilities. The master's degree requirements include both coursework and fieldwork, as well as research and advanced study, including completion of a culminating Department or University thesis.

• Mild to Moderate Disabilities option              • University Catalog
• Moderate to Severe Disabilities option

Authorizations and Certifications

• Early Childhood Special Education Added Authorization (ECSEAA)

• Educational Therapy Certificate Program

For more information on the certificate, please contact Kathy Futterman (510) 885-2047 or kathy.futterman@csueastbay.edu

Early Childhood Special Education

The ECSE Added Authorization enables individuals holding preliminary, Level I, professional clear, clear, Level II, or life special education teaching credential to provide special education services in the area of mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities for students ages birth to pre-K. Individuals may work as Early Intervention Specialists providing services to young children birth - two and their families.  Other individuals may work in preschool, center or clinic settings as teachers or service providers for children 3-5.

 
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