The MILD to MODERATE ACCELERATED PATHWAY is designed for the experienced teacher with a Multi-Subject or Single Subject Credential seeking to add a Mild to Moderate (MM) special education credential to their educational portfolio. Teachers with special education credentials in other areas of specialization are welcome to apply as well. The MM Accelerated Pathway is an intern based program that consists of 10 courses (19 semester units) that are completed in less 12 months. The foundation upon which our program is built is the creation and proliferation of more inclusive environments for the students our teaching candidates will serve. Every course we offer is tied to this tenet. Our graduates will leave adept in the 22 High Leverage Practices (HLP) in Special Education and for Inclusive Classrooms which are organized around the four aspects of practice: collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral and instruction.
The Mild to Moderate credential authorizes the holder to provide instruction to students with a primary disability of autism, emotional disturbance, mild to moderate intellectual disability, other health impairment and specific learning disability in grades K-12 through age 22.