Credential Programs

The Special Education Specialist Credentials are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Individuals wishing to pursue the Specialist Credential must apply to the University indicating the specific Specialist Credential program desired. At least 75% of the program must be completed at CSUF.  If you are transferring courses in, they must have been taken within the last seven years Use the Course Equivalency PetitionPDF File to gain approval for acceptance of courses taken outside of CSUF.

Preliminary Early Childhood Education Specialist Program PlanPDF File Opens in new window

Early childhood special education (ECSE) includes the provision of educational services to children from birth through kindergarten who are eligible for early intervention, special education, and/or related services under federal and state laws. This specialization is committed to preparing reflective professionals who will provide high quality services to infants, toddlers, young children, and their families.

Preliminary Mild to Moderate Support Needs Education Specialist Program PlanPDF File Opens in new window

The Mild to Moderate Suppport Needs credential authorizes the provision of services to individuals in grades tk-12 to age 22, with mild to moderate support needs such as autism, intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, and other health-impaired and emotional disturbances.

Preliminary Extensive Support Needs Education Specialist Program PlanPDF File Opens in new window

The Extensive Support Needs credential authorizes the provision of services to individuals in grades tk-12 to age 22, with extensive support needs such as autism, intellectual disabilities, deaf-blindness, serious emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, and other disabilities.

Bilingual Authorization (BiAu) Program

There is a great need for bilingual teachers who can communicate with students and parents in their native language. The Bilingual Authorization (BiAu) Program within the College of Education at CSUF prepares teacher candidates to teach in K-12 Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Filipino, Hmong, and/or Vietnamese bilingual and dual immersion classrooms. For more information, please contact our Bilingual Authorization Coordinator, Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Valls at frodriguez-valls@fullerton.edu.

Intern Credential Professional Development Program PlanPDF File Opens in new window

The Intern Credential Program is designed for teacher candidates who wish to complete credential requirements while concurrently teaching in a special education position in a public school setting.