2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Special Education in Mild/Moderate Disabilities Specialization, MS (with Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities)


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Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Education Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the graduate program in Education are listed below. Individuals applying to the teaching credential program have additional application requirements as outlined under Admission and Screening Procedures for Teacher Credential Candidates.

  1. Grade Point Average
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may be considered for admission with the presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a passing score on the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)
  1. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  2. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following elements:
  • Purpose for entering the program
  • Why you are suited to be an educator
  • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  1. Acceptance by the director of the graduate program

Credential Program Admission Requirements and Screening Procedures

A student who is admitted to the University is not automatically admitted to the Credentialing program. Candidates interested in the Masters in Education in addition to the credential must meet both sets of criteria. In order to qualify for admission to the Credential program, each candidate must meet the additional following requirements:

  1. Complete a Bachelor’s degree program at a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Complete Subject Matter Requirements:
  • Pass the state-administered California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Take at least one subtest of the California State Exam (CSET) for the planned credential content area
  1. Grade Point Average
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA may be considered for admission with passage of the CSET exam for the planned credential content area
  1. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  2. Complete a written literacy sample
  3. Complete a satisfactory interview with an Education faculty member (special education candidates only)
  4. Verification of Certificate of Clearance granted
  5. Credential program acceptance

Internship Teaching Credential Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an Internship Program at CBU, all candidates must meet Commission and university requirements:

  1. Posted Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited university
  2. Cumulative Grade Point Averages of at least 2.75 for admission; maintain 3.0 or better to continue as an intern
  3. Pass Basic Skills Requirement
  4. Certify Subject Matter Competence has been met
  5. Complete U.S. Constitution requirement
  6. Present Certificate of Clearance
  7. Each Internship has additional unique requirements. See Education Advisor for requirements.

Program Requirements (50-63 units)


This program is designed for candidates seeking the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Admission requirements for the credential program are additional to those for the degree. Individuals who already possess a master’s degree or those who do not wish to earn a master’s degree may pursue the credential without pursuing a master’s degree. Individuals may also pursue the master’s degree in special education without completing all of the credential requirements.

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