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
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
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Department of Special Education, 1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall
San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1161.