Dec 02, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Credential


The Moderate-Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Credential Program, offered by the Department of Special Education , prepares individuals to teach students from Kindergarten through age 22 who have disabilities such as autism, deaf-blindness, moderate to severe intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, and emotional disturbances.

Coursework covers the areas of functional assessment, curriculum, instructional practices, methods for inclusive education, communication strategies, collaboration skills, and positive behavior support.

Required Upper Division Coursework (3 units)


Credential Requirements (36 units)


Total Units Required (36 units)


The 36 units required for the credential includes the 3 units of required upper division coursework.

Internship Option (21 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.