Credentials in Special Education
of Special Education at SFSU offers post-baccalaureate programs leading
to the following Educational Specialist Credentials:
in teacher preparation for the Education Specialist Credentials are approved
by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Programs are organized
via a two-tiered system: The Preliminary Education Specialist and the Professional
Clear. Each level is based on California teaching standards with
unique requirements for preliminary and professional certification.
SFSU Preliminary and Professional Clear Education Specialist credential
preparation programs consist of specializations in the following areas:
Childhood Special Education
(birth to pre-K only): children eligible for early intervention, special
education, and/or related services under federal law.
Disabilities (K-12, including adults): learning disabilities,
cognitive impairments, other health impaired, and emotional disturbance.
(K-12, including adults): autism, cognitive impairment, deaf-blindness,
emotional disturbance, and multiple disabilities.
and Health Impairments
(0-22): orthopedically impaired, other health impaired, traumatic brain
injury, multiple disabilities.
Impairments (0-22): blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind
Individuals who hold a Preliminary or Professional Clear Education Specialist credential may take courses in order to be authorized in the following areas of specialization:
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Department of Special Education, 1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall
San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1161.