Take the first step toward a rewarding career.

What’s required for admissions?

  • Application and $50 fee. Apply online.
  • Statement of professional goals
  • A baccalaureate degree in any major (in any major except education earned in a California university) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Registration for the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) Exam (or an alternative option for the Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) approved by the CTC). It is recommended that students take and pass the CBEST or another BSR option prior to program start.
  • One official copy of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.  Mail official transcripts to KSOE, PMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350
  • Three current letters of recommendation from professionals who can evaluate your potential to be a Special Education teacher
  • Registration for the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET). It is recommended that students take and pass the CSET prior to program start.
  • Evidence of health insurance (and/or a signed waiver)
  • Results of a tuberculin test (within the last four years)
  • Appointment with Program Director. Call 925.631.4700 to schedule.


Important note:

All applicants must have a Certificate of Clearance (or the equivalent) issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), or an application pending, before being admitted to the program.