EDUCATION SPECIALIST (PRELIMINARY CREDENTIAL) MILD/MODERATE

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.

Prerequisite

An undergraduate or graduate course in Human Development taken in the past 5 years.

Required Courses (32 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

Fall Term:

  • SPED 299 -   Assessment & Program Planning, 3 units
  • SPED 294 -   Teaching & Learning for Mild/Moderate Disabilities I (w/ fieldwork component), 4 units
  • SPED 295 -   Universal Access for English Learners, 2 units
  • SPED 296 -   Health Education, 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 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

   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 295 -   Universal Access for English Learners, 2 units
  • SPED 296 -   Health Education, 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 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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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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