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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 Education.

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.

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 applicant’s 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 University).

GPA: The minimum GPA accepted for all Special Education applicants is 3.0 overall in all baccalaureate coursework.

Statement 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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