2021-2022 Catalog 
    Mar 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential, MA

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The Department of Learning and Instruction  offers exciting and unique programs at the master’s/credential and doctoral levels.

The Master’s Degree in Special Education with a Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, urban schools. In this two-year cohort program, candidates can earn Preliminary Teaching Credentials and Master’s Degrees while working as paid intern teachers in Bay area schools.

The Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential authorizes graduates to work in a wide variety of positions. They can be employed in public and private K-12 schools as special day class teachers or as resource and inclusion specialists. With the credential and master’s degree, graduates can be employed at California community colleges as Special Education Learning Specialists.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Student will be able to demonstrate advanced skills in selecting, designing, administering, and interpreting informal and formal reading assessments.
  • Student will be able to use performance data and input from various sources to make or suggest appropriate modifications in a broad spectrum of learning environments.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate differentiated teaching skills in his or her classrooms.
  • Student will be able to describe a variety of instructional procedures and demonstrate the advanced ability to use appropriate instruction for students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across a variety of settings.

Major Requirements (42 units)

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