Applying to Education Specialist Instruction Credentials


Applicants who are seeking the Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist Instruction Credential are required to also apply to the Master of Arts Degree in Special Education. Exceptions can be made by petition for Credential applicants who already hold a Master’s degree. Credential applicants must select a program area from one of the following:

Application Requirements for All Applicants

Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements

Additional Requirements for Credential Applicants

  • Early Field Experience in a public school classroom. (O&M students are exempt)
  • Subject Matter Competency (ECSE and O&M students are exempt)
  • Certificate of Clearance (COC) Fingerprint Requirement
  • Basic Skills Requirement