Preliminary Education Specialist
Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Education Specialist Credentials

Fall 2022 Priority Deadline:
February 1, 2022* 

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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 (Mild Moderate Support Needs) Credential. This credential authorizes candidates to teach students with specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate intellectual disabilities, other health impairment, and serious emotional disturbance.
  • Education Specialist Moderate/Severe (Extensive Support Needs) Credential. This credential authorizes candidates to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities, including autism, deaf-blindness, moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and serious emotional disturbance.

Both Education Specialist teaching credentials authorize service in grades K-12 and in 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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