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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Joint Special Education & Multiple Subject Credential

Fall 2021 Priority Application Deadline:
February 1, 2021

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The goal of the Master of Arts in Special Education and Education Specialist (Special Education) programs is to develop highly competent, informed, and collaborative professionals. These programs will give students the tools to build inclusive communities of families and colleagues. Students learn to be effective communicators, informed decision-makers, advocates for students, leaders and change agents, scholars, and mediators of diversity.

Chapman University has been approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to offer special education credential programs (i.e., Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Programs) in the areas of: mild/moderate, moderate/severe, and a joint multiple subject and mild/moderate credential. The Education Specialist Programs prepare candidates to serve as special education teachers in K-12 public schools in inclusive, learning centers, and when necessary, special day class settings.

  • Cohort model
  • Two-year program, full time to obtain two credentials (Preliminary Multiple Subject & Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate) and MA in Special Education. A part-time option is also available.
  • Unique opportunity to earn both Multiple Subject and Education Specialist credential simultaneously
  • Low student to faculty ratio offers personalized education
  • Fieldwork opportunities allow students to put theory into practice in local school districts

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"Attallah College shares my ideal that each student should be given the opportunity to reach his or her potential and receive an equal education regardless of strengths or weaknesses. The professors treat their students as colleagues, getting to know each of us as individuals and helping us to reach a higher level of thinking on the subjects they have mastered."
– Christian Juel '17