Special Education

If you want to be a Special Education teacher, it means you are interested in teaching ages Birth-22 to support individuals with special needs. You will need to have a bachelor’s degree and a Special Education Credential. With an Education Specialist credential, you could teach in elementary, middle, high school or adult education.

CSUF has majors that align with Special Education teaching requirements since you cannot major in Special Education as an undergraduate student. There are also recommended GE courses that will prepare you for the credential admission requirements.  We develop an academic plan for you based on the age group with which you plan to work. So if you plan to work with special needs children in the elementary schools, you should select the majors that align with Elementary School teaching.  If you plan to work with special needs children in the middle or high schools, you should select the majors that align with Middle/High School teaching.

Please come in for advising to learn more and to develop a study plan that will marry your academic and professional goals.

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Page updated: September 9, 2015