Anyone who received their Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate prior to Fall 2010 AND who currently works with or is interested in working with children with Autism needs to complete this Added Authorization (Candidates who began the Education Specialist Program in the Fall of 2010 already have the autism content embedded). Read more about our Autism Authorization.
Early Childhood Special Education
If you currently hold an Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe, you are eligible to obtain this new Added Authorization. Read more about our Early Childhood SPED Authorization.
The Certificate Program for RSP is restricted to those candidates who have a Ryan Life Multiple or Single Subject Credential and the Ryan LH Certification and currently hold a full-time teaching position. Read more about our Resource Specialist Authorization.
Your first step is to attend one of our on-campus overviews where we cover the credential program you’re interested in. Our hour-long sessions include a question and answer session at the end of each review. NO RSVP is required. Please click here for a list of upcoming sessions and all requirements.
Students not enrolled in a program within the Department of Special Education
- You will first need to submit an application to the university: visit http://www.csumentor.edu to begin your application.
- Then submit a department application: Download the Application here (PDF).
- Please submit to the Admission to Teacher Education Office in CP 540.
Current Students already enrolled in a program within the Department of Special Education
Submit an updated department application: Download the Application here (PDF). Please submit to Anne Shanahan via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the Admission to Teacher Education Office in CP 540.
College of Education Application Fee
You can pay securely and online by clicking here, or pay on-campus at Cashier's Office (Fullerton Campus - UH 180).