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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Teaching Credential Programs

Chapman’s Attallah College of Educational Studies offers a variety of teaching credential programs for those who want to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary level and/or in special education.

The ongoing shortage of teachers in California means qualified educators are in high demand, particularly in the special education, bilingual, science, and mathematics areas.

Our combined teaching credential and master’s degree programs can be completed in as few as 15 months.

Find the program that’s right for you, and get started today!

Single Subject Credential

The Single Subject credential authorizes a teacher to teach one subject (math, science, language arts, social studies, or music). Teachers holding Single Subject credentials are typically employed at the high school or middle school (secondary) levels.

Multiple Subject Credential

The Multiple Subject (elementary) credential authorizes a teacher to teach all the subjects in a self-contained classroom. This is the credential for those who wish to teach in an elementary (K–6) classroom or specialized multiple subject programs at the secondary level.

Special Education Credentials

A special education teaching credential, called Education Specialist, authorizes the holder to teach students with a range of (dis)abilities. Both the credentials available authorize service in grades K–12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22.

Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential

This credential (also called Mild Moderate Support Needs) 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 Credential

This credential (also called Extensive Support Needs) 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.

Dual Education Specialist Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Credentials

Candidates earning both Mild/Moderate (Mild Moderate Support Needs) and Moderate/Severe (Extensive Support Needs) credentials are authorized to teach students with all types of disabilities.

Joint Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential and Multiple Subject Credential

Candidates earning both Mild/Moderate (Mild Moderate Support Needs) and Multiple Subject credentials are authorized to teach students in mild-to-moderate special education settings and general education K–6 classrooms.

See TEACH California for more information about special education teaching credentials and requirements in the state of California.

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