Education Specialist Add-on Credential Program
Program Plan (pdf)
Application Packet (pdf)

Education Specialist Add-on Credential Program

The Education Specialist Add-on Credential Program allows individuals who already hold a special education credential to earn a second special education credential for the desired authorization area. Education Specialist Credentials are issued with one of two authorization areas: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities. 

Mild/Moderate

The Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential authorizes teachers to instruct individuals in grades K-12 and adults who have:

  • specific learning disabilities
  • mild/moderate intellectual disabilities
  • emotional disturbance
  • other health impairments

Moderate/Severe

The Preliminary Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Credential authorizes teachers to instruct individuals in grades K-12 and adults who have:

  • Autism
  • moderate/severe intellectual disabilities
  • deaf-blindness
  • emotional disturbance
  • multiple disabilities

The application and program plan may be viewed by clicking on the links provided above. The program plan contains several options depending on the credential being pursued and the credential already held. If you have any questions about the program please contact Andrew Nichols (acnichols@csuchico.edu) in the School of Education.

The School of Education Service Area may be viewed here.

Add-On Education Specialist Credential Program Forms

NorCal CLIPP Grant

The NorCal CLIPP Grant has closed.  For current recipients of the NorCal CLIPP Grant who are in the Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Credential Program who need information about their status can contact:

Joanna Herrera-Van Sickle/Grant Project Assistant
NorCal CLIPP
School of Education
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA  95929-0220
Email: clipp@csuchico.edu / jherrera23@csuchico.edu 
Phone: (530) 898-5744

Forms

Supervision Packet (Click here for Word version)