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

Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities

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Admission Requirements

Credential Program Admission Requirements and Screening Procedures

A student who is admitted to the University is not automatically admitted to the Education 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
  3. 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 all subsets of the CSET exam for the planned credential content area
  4. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from professional sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  5. Complete a written literacy sample
  6. Complete a satisfactory interview with an Education faculty member (special education candidates only)
  7. Verification of Certificate of Clearance granted
  8. 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 gpa 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 (34 units)

Credential Program

This program is designed for candidates seeking the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Candidates who complete the Preliminary Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Disabilities Credential may teach a variety of students, which include those classified as having autism; deaf-blindness; moderate to severe mental retardation; multiple disabilities; serious emotional disturbance. The credential authorizes service in grades K-12 and in classes organized primarily for adults through age 22. Candidates must complete all requirements before Student Teaching: prerequisite courses, professional coursework, passage of the Basic Skills requirement, negative TB test, subject matter competency, a current CPR certificate covering infant, child and adult, U.S. Constitution and RICA exam is required.

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