School of Education

Education Specialist Add-On Credential Program

About the 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 Support Needs and Extensive Support Needs. 

MILD/MODERATE SUPPORT NEEDS

The Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs 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

EXTENSIVE SUPPORT NEEDS

The Preliminary Education Specialist Extensive Support Needs 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

Application Packet & Program Plan

Education Specialist Add-On Credential Application (PDF)

Education Specialist Add-On Program Plan (PDF)

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