Special Education Teaching Credential

Become a Special Education Teacher with EPP!

Now Accepting Application for Spring 2022 & Summer 2022

 Accepting Applications for Preliminary, Accelerated Pathway & Induction Program


Meet our Coordinator





Hi, my name is Kalpana Thatte and I am excited to support you in your journey into Special Education.As the program coordinator and student adviser, I am here to help you as you embark on your new career

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Earn your credential

Offering Specializations in Mild Moderate, Moderate Severe & Early Childhood Special Education
Educator Preparation Programs Special Education Preliminary Credential program is designed to prepare candidates to earn their Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential through a CCTC accredited program. The  program prepares candidates to become teacher specialists in an inclusive classrooms. It provides instructional and experiential opportunities to work with families, develop collaborative skills, and become proficient classroom managers. Candidates learn from experts in the field – current and past teachers, special education directors and scholars. Coursework is divided into modules covering a two-year period, spread throughout the Fall Semester, Spring Semester and Summer Semester. Eligible candidates will work as interns in their second year. While in a cohort throughout the program, participants share their learning experiences and begin cross program collaborations –learning collaborative behaviors that will assist them throughout their careers as Education Specialists. To accommodate work schedules, classes meet late afternoons and evenings, and on some Saturdays. Classes are held online.
Application Deadlines:
Spring Application: December 12, 2021 (New Deadline)

Program Pathways

Please click on the links below to access our program specialization pages.
Preliminary Program

Not yet a credentialed teacher? Start here!

Accelerated Pathway

Are you a credentialed teacher? Start here!

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