Preliminary Education Specialist

Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Preliminary Education Specialist Credentials & MA in Special Education

The MA in Special Education and Education Specialist (Special Education) programs 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.

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. Chapman University's Education Specialist Preliminary Credential programs are available for mild/moderate and moderate/severe special education. 

Fall 2018 priority admission deadline: April 1, 2018.
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**Attallah College is still accepting Fall 2018 applications. Contact the Office of Graduate Admission for full details.**

+ - Program Faculty and Staff

Program Coordinator

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

  • Maria Garcia
  • Glenda McHale

Credentials

Fieldwork

+ - Mild/Moderate Credential & MA in Special Education Graduation Requirements

  • State of California Certificate of Clearance
  • Negative TB Test Verification: Must possess for fieldwork
  • U.S. Constitution Status: Required for Student Teaching
  • CBEST: Required for Admissions
  • CSET: Required for Student Teaching

Fall I

  • EDUC 500: Literacy and Learning
  • EDUC 571: Collaboration for Inclusive Schools
  • EDUC 562: Inclusive Pedagogy I: Mathematics
  • EDUC 566: Creating Positive Systems of Supports through Assessment
  • EDUC 587: Fieldwork (1 unit)

Interterm I

  • EDUC 667: Educational, Assistive, and Augmentative Technology for Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDUC 548: Mental Health and Wellness (1 unit)

Spring I

  • EDUC 564: ELD & Issues of Diversity in Special Education
  • EDUC 563: Inclusive Pedagogy: Intervention
  • EDUC 544: Families, Schools, and the Law
  • EDUC 568: Fieldwork (2 units)

Summer I

  • EDUC 654: Research Methods
  • Master’s Elective

Fall II

  • EDUC 590 & EDUC 592: Student Teaching M/M

+ - Moderate/Severe Credential & MA in Special Education Graduation Requirements

  • State of California Certificate of Clearance
  • Negative TB Test Verification: Must possess for fieldwork
  • U.S. Constitution Status: Required for Student Teaching
  • CBEST: Required for Admissions
  • CSET: Required for Student Teaching

Fall I

  • EDUC 500: Literacy and Learning
  • EDUC 571: Collaboration for Inclusive Schools
  • EDUC 558: Curriculum and Instruction M/S
  • EDUC 566: Creating Positive Systems of Supports through Assessment
  • EDUC 587: Fieldwork (1 unit)

Interterm I

  • EDUC 667: Educational, Assistive, and Augmentative Technology for Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDUC 548: Mental Health and Wellness (1 unit)

Spring I

  • EDUC 564: ELD & Issues of Diversity in Special Education
  • EDUC 559: Advanced Positive Behavior Supports
  • EDUC 544: Families, Schools, and the Law
  • EDUC 568: Fieldwork (2 units)

Summer I

  • EDUC 654: Research Methods
  • Master’s Elective

Fall II

  • EDUC 591 & EDUC 593: Student Teaching M/S

+ - Support

Gifts to the Attallah College of Educational Studies allow us to support the vast array of diverse educational projects including our various literacy programs, scholarships to our deserving students, international travel opportunities for research, and multiple campaigns that promote education and civic engagement throughout our immediate community and the world.

To find out how you can give to the school and support the work our students are doing, please visit our Support Attallah College page. Every dollar helps!