At the Kalmanovitz School of Education, our Special Education Program offers a personalized, professional course of study in teaching individuals with exceptional needs. Our curriculum is steeped in current research and integrates theory with experiential learning and field-based activities.

Most courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening. Coursework may be reduced for individuals who hold a current California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential. Please meet with the program director or advisor for an appropriate plan of study. Program is front-loaded to meet the 120 hours required by the state for internships. View Education Specialist Teaching Handbook.

Required Courses (33 units - 12 months)
SUMMER TERM START

Intensive Program meets the 120 hour pre-service coursework for the intern option, which also requires successful completion of CBEST & CSET:

    SPED 290 -   Learning & Development for the Education Specialist, 2 units
    SPED 291 -   Introduction to Inclusive Education: Legal, Ethical & Educational Foundations, 2 units
    SPED 292 -   Best practices for the Ed Specialist: Introduction to Assessment, Curriculum & Case Management, 3 units
    SPED 282A - Positive Behavior Support I, 2 units
    SPED 293 -   Educational & Assistive Technology for Mild/Moderate Disabilities, 1 unit
    SPED 295 -   Universal Access for English Learners, 2 units

Fall Term:

    SPED 299 -   Assessment & Program Planning, 3 units
    SPED 294 -   Teaching & Learning for Mild/Moderate Disabilities I (w/ fieldwork component), 4 units
    SPED 300 -   Reading Preparation, 1 unit

January Term (Candidates must register to take the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) examination as part of SPED 285 course requirements.):

    SPED 285- Advanced Reading Preparation, 2 units

Spring Term:

    SPED 282 B - Positive Behavior Support II, 2 units
    SPED 296  -   Health Education, 1 Unit

    SPED 297 -    Consultation, Collaboration & Communication for the Ed Specialist, 2 units
    SPED 298 -    Teaching & Learning for Mild/Moderate Disabilities II (w/ fieldwork component), 6 units

 
JANUARY TERM START :

    SPED 290 -   Learning & Development for the Education Specialist, 2 units
    SPED 291 -   Introduction to Inclusive Education: Legal, Ethical & Educational Foundations, 2 units

Spring Term (Prerequisites: successful completion of CBEST & CSET):

    SPED 292 -   Best practices for the Ed Specialist: Introduction to Assessment, Curriculum & Case Management, 3 units
    SPED 282A - Positive Behavior Support I, 2 units
    SPED 293 -   Educational & Assistive Technology for Mild/Moderate Disabilities, 1 unit
    SPED 295 -   Universal Access for English Learners, 2 units

   Note: The above coursework meets the 120 hour pre-service coursework for the intern option, which also requires successful completion of CBEST & CSET. 

Fall Term (Prerequisites: successful completion of CBEST & CSET):

    SPED 299 -   Assessment & Program Planning, 3 units
    SPED 294 -   Teaching & Learning for Mild/Moderate Disabilities I (w/ fieldwork component), 4 units
    SPED 300 -   Reading Preparation, 1 Unit

January Term (Candidates must register to take the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) examination as part of SPED 285 course requirements.)

    SPED 285- Advanced Reading Preparation, 2 units

Spring Term: 

    SPED 282 B - Positive Behavior Support II, 2 units
    SPED 296 -    Health Education, 1 unit
    SPED 297 -    Consultation, Collaboration & Communication for the Ed Specialist, 2 units
    SPED 298 -    Teaching & Learning for Mild/Moderate Disabilities II (w/ fieldwork component), 6 units
    

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