Special Education Credential Programs

Spring 2017 Applicants
Applications submitted between December 2, 2016 - January 12, 2017, will only be accepted for candidates currently employed by school districts on short-term permits (STSPs and PIPs). Please be sure to submit a completed Credential Program Application to ED 100.

The CSU Mentor deadline for Spring 2017 has passed. Once you submit a complete program application to ED 100, you will receive an access code to submit a CSU Mentor application late for Spring 2017.

The Spring 2017 registration/fee payment deadline is January 13, 2017 and classes begin on January 17, 2017. APPLY NOW

Fall 2017 Applicants
Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2017 semester. Please be sure to submit a completed application - this includes subject matter competency. Credential Program Applications are due to ED 100 by April 15, 2017 at 5pm. 
Fall 2017 early registration begins April 24, 2017 and classes begin on August 22, 2017. APPLY NOW!

Special Education Teaching Credential

The Education Specialist Credential authorizes the holder to teach students with mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities (K-age 22) in public or private school programs, clinics, special schools, resource classrooms, educational programs, residential facilities, hospitals, and other agencies serving persons with special needs. This credential program prepares the teacher candidates through required coursework and fieldwork and may be simultaneously earned along with a Multiple Subject credential. APPLY NOW!

Dual Credential (Multiple Subject + Special Education)

Teacher candidates may simultaneously work on a Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Credential. Some of the courses are required for both credentials and specialized dual student teaching placements may be used. APPLY NOW!

Deaf Education Credential (Multiple Subject + Deaf Education)

The Deaf Education program prepares candidates to teach deaf and hard of hearing students and gives you a broad background in bilingual-bi-cultural education, total communication, and cued speech philosophies along with speech, language, auditory training, deaf culture, and American Sign Language. To enroll in this program, you must apply to Fresno State under the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies Department as well as the Kremen School Multiple Subject Credential Program. For more information contact Janice Smith-Warshaw at jsmithwarshaw@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2423.