Preliminary Education Specialist
Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Education Specialist Credentials

Summer Start 2023 Application Deadlines*:

Priority Deadline: February 1, 2023

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The Chapman University combined Education Specialist teaching credential and MA in Special Education program prepares candidates to serve children, youth, and young adults with a range of (dis)abilities. Chapman teacher candidates may earn one or more of the following teaching credentials:

  • Education Specialist Mild Moderate Support Needs (MMSN, formerly Mild/Moderate) Credential. The MMSN credential authorizes candidates to teach students with autism, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, and traumatic brain injury.
  • Education Specialist Extensive Support Needs (ESN, formerly Moderate/Severe) Credential. The ESN credential authorizes candidates to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities, including autism, deaf-blindness, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, and traumatic brain injury.

Both Education Specialist teaching credentials authorize service in transitional kindergarten, grades K-12, and classes organized primarily for adults through age 22.

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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