Career Options

Where this credential can take you.

With a Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential from the KSOE, you'll be qualified to teach and provide special education services in any elementary, middle school, or high school (K-12).

This credential will authorize you to teach and provide services to students with learning disabilities, mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbances, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments (including ADD and ADHD) in the following environments:

  • Resource or learning centers
  • Special education settings
  • General education settings
  • Special schools
  • Home/hospital settings
  • State hospitals
  • Development centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Non-public schools and agencies
  • Self-contained classrooms


Authorization to conduct assessments

With this credential, you can also conduct educational assessments to:

  • Determine eligibility for special education services 
  • The credential also authorizes the holder to conduct assessments related to student’s access to academic core curriculum and progress towards meeting instructional goals


Excellent record of job placements

We are proud to say that students who complete their credentials at the Kalmanovitz School of Education have an excellent history of finding teaching positions. With California facing teacher shortages, you will be in demand after earning a Preliminary Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential from the KSOE.

What’s more, after several years as a special education teacher, you could transition into an administrative role, such as a program specialist or coordinator.