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The Department of Special Education offers a minor, Education Specialist Credentials, Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credentials, a Master of Arts degree, certificates in specialization areas and a doctoral degree in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley.

The undergraduate Minor in Special Education provides students with an overview of the field of Special Education. The interdisciplinary program consists of both required and elective courses that are offered by several departments. Courses provide students with awareness about individuals with disabilities at various age levels, the integration of individuals with disabilities in society, sign language, and the legal rights and opportunities available to people with disabilities. Program components will benefit students pursuing an academic discipline and will allow students to explore the possibilities of careers in education and other human services professions.

Curriculum leading to Education Specialist Credentials and Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credentials meet state licensing requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Education Specialist Credentials are offered with emphasis in five areas and a Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credentials is offered in Orientation & Mobility.

The Department of Special Education also offers a Master of Arts in Special Education, with emphasis in several areas of specialization.

Special Education Certificate programs provide an additional avenue of professional training. These programs emphasize advanced field experience to prepare individuals to work in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, agencies and hospitals, clinics and homes.

The Department administers a Joint Doctoral Program in Special Education with the University of California, Berkeley. This program provides students with opportunities to study in a variety of academic areas with resources from both campuses. This program provides preparation for people interested in a leadership role in curriculum development, administration and supervision, teacher education, and research. Doctoral studies lead to a Ph.D. in Special Education.

We hope this information will be helpful. Official requirements of all majors and programs are published in the SFSU Bulletin.

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