Curriculum & Course Schedule

The Education Specialist (Special Education) program is well-respected within the educational community. By successfully completing our one-year, 37-unit program, you will be qualified to teach in public/private schools (K-8 grades) in California.

Course Schedule

 

First Term (Summer, 12 units):

  • TED 501: Learning, Development, and Culture (3 units)
  • TED 503: Introduction to Special Education (3 units)
  • SPED 292: Best Practices for the Education Specialist: Introduction to Assessment, Curriculum and Case Management (3 units)
  • TED 502:  Teaching Emergent Multilingual Students (3 units)

Second Term (Fall, 9 units):

  • SPED 294: Teaching & Learning Mild/Moderate Disabilities I (fieldwork: 3 units)
  • SPED 299: Assessment & Program Planning (3 units)
  • MSTE 263: Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy I (3 units)

Third Term (January, 3 units):

  • SPED 293: Educational & Assistive Technology for Mild/ Moderate Disabilities (1 unit)
  • SPED 296: Health Education (1 unit)
  • SPED 297: EdTPA (1 unit)

Fourth Term (Spring, 13 units):

  • SPED 282: Positive Behavior Support (3 units)
  • SPED 297: Consultation, Collaboration & Communication for the Ed Specialist (2 units)
  • SPED 298 Teaching & Learning Mild/ Moderate Disabilities II (fieldwork: 5 units)
  • MSTE 264 Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy II (3 units)