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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Dual Education Specialist & Multiple Subject Credentials

Summer Start 2023 Application Deadlines*:

Priority Deadline: February 1, 2023


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With just two years of full-time study, graduates of Chapman University's dual credential Special Education program obtain an MA in Special Education and two teaching credentials: Preliminary Multiple Subject and Preliminary Education Specialist Mild Moderate Support Needs (MMSN, formerly Mild/Moderate). 

Our students learn to be effective communicators, advocates for students, leaders and change agents, and mediators of diversity.

This dual credential program prepares teacher candidates to (1) teach all subjects in a self-contained, elementary (K–6) classroom or specialized multiple subject programs at the secondary level as well as (2) serve as special education teachers in TK-12 public schools in inclusive, learning centers, and when necessary, special day class settings.

 To receive full consideration for fellowships, all application materials must be submitted by the priority deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the priority deadline, and the application may close at any time.


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Program at a Glance

  • Cohort model with a fall term start
  • Hands-on, community-based learning connects coursework to student teaching.
  • Low student to faculty ratio offers personalized education
  • Paid University Intern Credential program available (in lieu of unpaid student teaching).
  • Early fieldwork opportunities allow students to put theory into practice in local school districts
  • Two-year program, full time to obtain an MA in Special Education and two credentials: Preliminary Multiple Subject & Preliminary Education Specialist Mild Moderate Support Needs (MMSN, formerly Mild/Moderate)
  • Part-time option available
Special Education alumna Stephanie Weinfeld

Alumni Spotlight


"Every professor that I had in the Special Education program was extremely influential and amazing. Coming from doing my undergrad at a state school with huge classes, it was so refreshing to have personal relationships with each and every professor that I had here at Chapman.”

– Stephanie Weinfeld '19