Education Specialist Coursework
Undergraduate students will need to declare the Dual Credential option by the middle of Block I classes: October 15, March 15 or June 15.
Semester 1 (15 units)
- EDUC 200 The Teacher and Technology 1 unit
- EDSP 204 Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations (20 hours field experience) - 2 units
- EDSP 301 Typical and Atypical Development of Diverse Learners - 3 units
- EDSP 501 Planning and Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms - 3 units
- EDSP 502 Creating Positive and Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 units
- EDSP 551 Language and Culture - 3 units
Semester 2 (11 units)
Successful completion of Block I courses is a prerequisite for the courses below.
- EDSP 525 Advanced Curriculum Methods – 3 units
- EDSP 526 Assessment, Case Management, & Collaboration – 3 units
- EDSP 560 Literacy Development in Diverse Classrooms – 4 units
- EDSP 580 TPA Practicum: Field Experience – 1 unit
40 hours of field experience are connected with Semester 2 EDSP Courses
Semester 3 (12 units): Student Teaching Semester
- EDSP 584 Student Teaching II: Special Populations – 12 units
Student teaching for the education specialist is full-time for an entire semester. In all field experiences, including student teaching, candidates gain a variety of experiences in planning and delivering instruction and services in the broad range of service delivery options under the umbrella of the Education Specialist: Mild-Moderate credential. Candidates collaborate with parents and special education personnel and gain experience with the full range of disabilities set forth in the Mild-Moderate categories.
Apply now, read about Test Requirements, or attend the next Info Night.