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Professional Development, University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton
Clear Education Specialist Credential

Clear Education Specialist Credential

Our Clear Education Specialist Credential program is specifically designed to meet the ever-changing needs of California special education teachers and to align with required state standards. But just as important, it’s designed to be an efficient, effective way for dedicated educators to advance in their careers. There are two ways to obtain your Clear Credential Education Specialist at California State University, Fullerton.

Pathway #1: You can take your courses through CSUF’s University Extended Education. There’s no need to apply – simply register for the four required courses (see below), which are all available online. Once you complete them, you can apply for your Clear Education Specialist Credential through the Cal State Fullerton Credential Preparation Center. Please note: The UEE pathway is only for those seeking a concentration in mild and moderate disabilities. Those looking for the moderate/severe or other concentrations should apply to our program on campus (see below).

Pathway #2: For those seeking an advanced degree, Cal State Fullerton’s College of Education offers its own Clear Education Specialist Credential program featuring the same four required courses, which will be counted toward a master’s degree in education with a special education concentration. You can learn more about this pathway on the College of Education website.

Required Courses

These 5 courses are required for both pathways. 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.