About Our Department

About Our Department

The Department of Special Education aims to provide education to students with special needs in a way that addresses the students’ individual differences and needs.

Mission and Goals

The Mission of the Department of Special Education is to develop quality teachers who value lifelong learning. We offer credential programs for teachers specializing in Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, and Early Childhood Special Education. View our Complete Mission and Goals.


This section discusses on the Admission requirements for the Education Specialist Credential Programs. Click here to find out more on Admissions.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty members of the Department of Special Education are nationally recognized for their contributions in the field of Special Education. The Department of Special Education is proud of the qualifications, skills, achievements and diversity of member faculty. Get a detailed information on our Faculty here.


The Education Specialist Credential Programs and Internship Program, are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. These programs, along with our Graduate Programs, are also accredited by the National Council for on the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Click to find out more on Accredition.

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Page updated: March 15, 2013