Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential in
Orientation & Mobility - Application Process
In order to be admitted to SFSU Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential program, candidates are evaluated
by the university and by faculty members within the Department of Special
Applicants for University-recommended Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credentials
must meet all state and University requirements as following:
* Note: All credential applicants must apply to both a credential and master's degree. The only exception made is for credential applicants who previously have earned a master's degree in Special Education.
CBEST: Applicants must take all portions of the CBEST (California
Basic Education Skills Test). Completion of CBEST is required prior to
admission. For information concerning the CBEST go online to www.cbest.nesinc.com.
Candidates applying for the fall semester should take CBEST by February.
Candidates applying for the spring semester should take CBEST by August.
Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit a minimum of
two letters of recommendation. Letters should come from a source familiar
with the applicants teaching or overall potential and ability as
a prospective teacher. Letters should be typed on professional letterhead
with original signatures. Letters from relatives are not acceptable.
Original Transcripts: Applicants must submit 2 sets of original
transcripts from all universities attended (1 to the department, 1 to
The minimum GPA accepted for all Special Education applicants is 3.0 overall in all baccalaureate coursework.
Early Field Experience: Candidates shall have demonstrated suitable
aptitude for teaching in public schools by demonstrating they have fulfilled
a minimum requirement of 45 hours of early field experience prior to applying
to an Education Specialist Credential. The early field experience must
represent your emphasis choice and be in the kind of environment that
matches the credential you are seeking.
of Purpose: Applicants must submit a typed essay in which the candidate
outlines reasons for wanting to enter the selected program area. Include
descriptions of experiences that led you to consider the area of study
as well as short term and long term goals relative to service to the profession
in the years ahead.
Program faculty for consideration for program acceptance will review applications
meeting the above criteria. Admission to the Preliminary Education Specialist credential program is based upon information from the sources listed above as judged
by the faculty of the Department of Special Education.
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San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1161.