The Department of Special Education at SFSU offers post-baccalaureate programs leading to the following credentials:
- Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential (CRS)
- Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credentials
- Clear Credential (After the Preliminary Credential has been issued):
Programs in teacher preparation for the Education Specialist Credentials, Clinical or Rehabilitative Resource Services (CRS) are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Programs are organized via a two-tiered system: The Preliminary Education Specialist and the Clear. Each level is based on California teaching standards with unique requirements for preliminary and professional certification.