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Education Specialist Credential

Our nationally accredited program prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities in diverse classrooms and inclusive settings.

Program Options

At Fresno State we can tailor your credential program to your specific interests and needs. We offer multiple options to pursue your Education Specialist Credential:

Education Specialist (Special Education) Teaching Credential

The Education Specialist Credential authorizes the holder to teach students with mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities (grades K-age 22) in public or private school programs, clinics, special schools, resource classrooms, educational programs, residential facilities, hospitals, and other agencies serving persons with disabilities.

Dual Credential (Special Education + Multiple Subject)

Earn your Education Specialist and Multiple Subject credentials concurrently. Apply here

Already have a credential? Add the Education Specialist Credential onto your California Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential

If you have a California-approved Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential, you may earn the stand-alone Education Specialist credential in a streamlined pathway. You may select your emphasis in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe.

Master of Arts in Special Education and an Education Specialist Credential

We offer a unique program that includes the Education Specialist Credential and a Master of Arts in Special Education in one streamlined program. Learn more here.

Apply Today!

Learn more about our application process here.