|EDUU 510||Introduction to Teaching||
|EDUU 511||Collaboration For Inclusive Schooling||
|EDUU 512||The Art & Craft of Teaching||
|EDUU 649||Data-Based Decision Making in Special Education||
|EDUU 602||Positive Behavior Supports||
|EDUU 603||Instructional Supports for Communication, Language and Literacy||
|EDUU 655||Individualized Education Plan Development and Special Education Law||
|Core Courses Subtotal||
|EDMU 520||Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I||
|EDMU 521||Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II||
|or EDSU 532||
Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject Candidates
|Literacy Content Subtotal||
|Select one or both of the following:||
|Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities||
|Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities||
|Emphasis Course Subtotal||
Preliminary Special Education Credential, Mild to Moderate Support Needs
Teach students with disabilities in grades K-12, and adults up to age 22, by combining coursework with mild-moderate special education classroom experiences, providing you with vital real-world experience for special-education teaching.
Special Education Credential Overview
The Preliminary, Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential with an English Learner Authorization prepares candidates with the appropriate strategies for assessment, instruction and collaboration to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities..
As a student, you will:
- Learn the importance of being flexible, passionate, creative, optimistic and supportive for your students.
- Gain real-world experience through coursework and field study in a mild-moderate special education classroom setting.
- Impact the lives of students by adapting your instruction to fit their needs.
- Prepare to take the CSET for special education.
Fall I (Aug 29, 2022)
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Applicants to the teaching credential program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- Completed application
- Statement of Intent
- Three recommendation forms
- GPA options for admission GPA: Meet 1 of these 3
- Official transcripts showing a conferred Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Proof of a basic skills requirement (i.e. CBEST; other CTC approved basic skills exam; or approved reading, writing, and mathematics coursework)
The teaching credential program is only available to California residents
Applicants transferring from another institution's teaching credential program must supply a letter from that institution's Education Department attesting to the applicant's good standing in the program. The letter should be written on institutional letterhead by the Dean, department chair, director of teacher education, or someone in a similar position
Subject matter competency must be fulfilled to qualify for enrollment in student teaching or internship. Candidates must sign an intent to satisfy the subject matter competency requirement through one of the following: CSET exam; subject matter preparation program; approved coursework aligned with subject matter domains; or approved academic degree.
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Teaching Credential Program Curriculum
- Passing score on the CTEL examination (available only by petition, speak with your advisor about this option).
- Hold a current CLAD/BCLAD.
- Hold a current 1059 (with CLAD) or 2042 Multiple or Single Subject(s) Credential.
- Successfully complete the following courses in addition to EDMU 520 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I and EDMU 521 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms II.
EDMU 523 History, Social Science and Visual/Performing Arts in K-8 Classrooms 3 EDMU 524 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in K-8 Classrooms 3 EDMU 525 Teaching and Learning Science in K-8 Classrooms 3
- Successfully complete the following courses in addition to EDMU 520 Literacy and Language in K-8 Classrooms I and EDSU 532 Effective Literacy Instruction for Single Subject Candidates.
EDSU 530 Theories, Methods, and Materials for Teaching English Learners 3 EDSU 531 Secondary Instructional Strategies for Language/Culturally Diverse Classrooms 3 EDSU 533 Content Specific Strategies for Single Subjects (Series) 3 EDSU 534 Preparing 21st Century Learners: A Collaborative and Integrated Approach 3
- Successfully complete the CTEL certificate courses and a portfolio (available only by petition, speak with your advisor about this option).
Course List Code Title Credits EDTU 572 Directed Teaching I: Mild/Moderate
EDUU 544 Student Teaching Seminar I
EDTU 592 Directed Teaching II: Mild/Moderate
EDUU 545 Student Teaching Seminar II
I have gained a deeper awareness of the many factors that influence brain based education, and how to intentionally develop brain based lessons.
Compared to a brick and mortar, Brandman* professors are more open and I was able to learn better from them. The online community is what kept me going. I think this is the first time in my life where I can say I am proud of myself.
I took the Autism classes [through Extended Education] and found the passion of special education, which I really never thought of as an option. I finished the Autism program and enrolled in the Master of Special Education. I have learned to reflect on my teaching and determine if I am reaching all students and on how to better reach any struggling students.
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