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Specialization in Special Education

Lead Faculty: Dr Penelope Keough

(5 courses; 22.5 quarter units for students seeking a CA Level II Education Specialist Credential) (4 courses; 18 quarter units for students not seeking a CA Level II Education Specialist Credential)

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate data-based decision-making skills.
  2. Demonstrate advanced skills in systems that assess, plan, and provide academic instruction to support students with behavioral and emotional needs.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of current research, theory, legislation, policy, and practice.
  4. Demonstrate ability to successfully plan transitional life experiences for students.
  5. Expand the scope and depth of study in candidates’ area of special emphasis.
  6. Candidates in the mild/moderate specialization will also demonstrate advanced skills in the areas of assessment, curriculum and collaboration.
  7. Candidates in the moderate/severe specialization will also demonstrate advanced skills in the areas of communication and leadership.

Requirements

Individuals who desire to obtain the Level II Education Specialist Credential (CA) must complete the following five courses. Please see additional requirements for the Education Specialist Credential in the School of Education's Credential Programs section of the catalog:
Individuals who are not seeking the Level II Education Specialist Credential (CA) should complete the following three courses and choose one elective from the below list:
Elective: