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Clear Education Specialist Credential

Prerequisites for Special Education (SPED)
Preliminary Credential Program

As a teacher in the special education field, you’re both educator and advocate for students with special needs. These required prerequisite courses will help prepare you for your preliminary education specialist credential program by first introducing you to the language and culture of these exceptional students before teaching you how to encourage and assess their behavior and then finally giving you the chance to put these theories to the test during various simulations.

Required Courses

These courses are required for the EIP pathway. Click on a course link for more information—including description, cost and dates—or to register.

Non-California Residents

Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider. Click here for more information.