School of Education

Education Specialist Add-On Credential Program

Program Plan and Application Packet

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 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.

Service Areas & Field Placements
All teaching practica interviews are assigned by the field placement coordinator, who works with school districts and SOE faculty to identify qualified mentor teachers.

Forms

Add-On Education Specialist Credential Program Forms

Supervision Packet (PDF) | Supervision Packet (DOC)(opens in new window)

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