Feb 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Specialist Preliminary Teaching Credential: Mild/Moderate Support Needs

All candidates participating in the Education Specialist Mild-Moderate Support Needs Credential Program, offered by the Department of Special Education , are prepared to provide instruction and special education support to students in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1-12 through age 22, and classes organized primarily for adults with mild to moderate support needs related to one or more of the following disabilities: autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, and traumatic brain injury. Candidates must meet Teacher Performance Expectations set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Preliminary Credential Requirements (42 units)

Total Units Required (42 units)

Optional Internship

Candidates enrolled in this option may complete the advanced fieldwork requirement of the credential program as an intern, which allows them employment as a special education teacher while taking courses at SJSU. Visit the Intern Program page of the department website for more information regarding this option.