Preliminary Moderate / Severe

Preliminary Education Specialist authorized to teach Moderate/Severe Credential Program

Purpose of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, Moderate/Severe
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing)

The M/S credential authorizes the provision of services to individuals in grades K-12 to age 22, with moderate/severe disabilities such as autism, intellectual disabilities, deaf-blindness, serious emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, and other disabilities.

Program Plan

Education Specialist Credential, Moderate/Severe (Preliminary) Program Requirements Plan

How to Apply to this Program?

Admission requirements for the Education Specialist Credential Programs are found at the Admissions to Teacher Education Office. Contact this office for your admissions application needs.

I have completed this program, how do I apply for my credential?

The Credential Preparation Center at California State University, Fullerton acts as the liaison between the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the credential applicant. The Credential Preparation Center provides quality advisement and certification services to all professional educators it serves.   Contact the center for your credential preparation needs.

Program Faculty

Dr. Erica Howell, Assistant Professor, Moderate/Severe Coordinator,

Dr. Debra Cote, Assistant Professor,



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