All candidates participating in the Mild-Moderate Disabilities Program, offered by the Department of Special Education, are prepared on and evaluated with California Standards for Teaching Preparation. Disabilities in the mild-moderate category include specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate intellectual disability, other health impairment, and serious emotional disturbance.
The 39 units required for the credential includes the 6 units of required upper division coursework.
Internship Option (18 units)
Candidates enrolled in this option are able to complete the credential program as an intern, which allows them employment as a special education teacher while taking courses at SJSU. Eligible applicants are encouraged to attend an Intern Orientation and to visit the Intern page for more information regarding this option.