Teaching Credentials: Education Specialist Programs


The Education Specialist Instruction Credential authorizes the holder to provide instruction and special education support as well as conduct Educational Assessments related to student's access to the academic core curriculum. Support services can be provided according to the credential holder's area of specialization in the following settings:

  • Resource rooms or services
  • Special education settings
  • General education settings
  • Special schools
  • Home/hospital settings
  • State hospitals
  • Development centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Non-public, non-sectarian schools and agencies
  • Alternative and non-traditional instructional
  • public school settings other than classroom

Programs offered lead to Certificates of Eligibility and/or the Preliminary Credential in three specialties:

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities Specialist (M/M) and
  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities Specialist (M/S)

Elibible candidates may also add a multiple subject credential, pending consultation with a program advisor.

Video of Information Session held on January 16, 2015

Multiple Subject and Special Education

For more information about the Education Specialist Credential and related specializations and authorization, visit Commission on Teacher Credentialing Special Education link.

Courses Offered

Please review the program description and course listings in the Course Catalog. (Follow the Credentials Link)

Credentials Offered

Education Specialist Credentials

Contact Information

Teaching Credentials

Phone: (916) 278-6639 | Office: Eureka Hall 401

Mailing Address
College of Education | Teaching Credentials
Sacramento State | 6000 J Street | Sacramento, California 95819-6079