Sacramento State Mild/Moderate Program Overview: Preliminary Educational Specialist Credential, Clear Professional (old Level II), and M.A.
Preliminary Mild/Moderate Coursework & Field Experiences (44-48 Units)
Total preliminary Core Units includes 9-11 units of student teaching experiences; a candidate may meet some of these state requirements in their own place of special education employment. Total units may be appreciably less based upon equivalencies granted by a departmental advisor per previous experiences, university courses, and credentials held by a candidate.
Candidates may attend the program full-time or part-time. The Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist Credential Program can be completed in as little as three full-time semesters. Internships are available: check with the EDS Office for guidelines.
Please Note: You MUST meet with your assigned Advisor to develop an official Advisement Form.
Preliminary - Mild/Moderate Core Program
|HLSC 136||Health Education||2|
|EDS 100 A/B||Education of Exceptional Children and Youth||2 + 1|
|EDS 119||Legal and Social Foundations in Special Education||3|
|EDS 213 A/B||Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms||2 + 1|
|EDS 220||Language and Literacy in Special Education - I||3|
|EDS 221||Language and Literacy in Special Education - II
(EDS 220 Prerequisite)
|EDS 225 A/B||Assessment and Evaluation of Students with
|2 + 1|
|EDS 229 A/B||Curriculum & Instructional Strategies for Students with
|2 + 1|
|EDS 230 A/B||Positive Behavioral Supports of Students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Behavioral Challenges||2 + 1|
|EDS 232||Seminar in Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities||2|
|EDS 237 A/B||Transition Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities||2 + 1|
|EDS 292 A/B||Teaching English Learners in General and Special Education
||2 + 1|
(California RICA required and passed before completion of program)
Initial Field Experience and Seminar
|EDS 471||Phase I Field Experience (Mild/Moderate)||4|
|EDTE 420 A||Phase I Field Experience (Multiple Subject)||4|
Mild/Moderate Student Teaching and Seminar (MSAT, CSET, or equivalent must be passed prior to the below student teachings)
|EDS 233||Student Teaching Seminar: Mild/Moderate Disabilities
[Taken with EDS 472 or 473
|EDS 472||Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate||5-7|
|EDS 473||Intern Teaching: Mild/Moderate||5-7|
|6 - 8 units|
Employment & California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Preliminary Level Mild/Moderate Specialist Credential Achieved
[old Level II]
A Professional Clear program is not offered on the Sacramento State campus as of Fall 2011. If you need to complete this CCTC requirement, contact your local district or county BTSA Office for an alternate means of meeting this credential level.
Another option available in which college credits are also earned (and can be applied to an M.A. in Education - Special Education) is through the Sacramento State - College of Continuing Education (CCE); information on this opportunity can be located at: http://www.cce.csus.edu/catalog/course_group_detail.asp?group_number=160&group_version=2
M.A. Coursework & Culminating Requirements
Master's Core and Coursework (GWAR, or equivalent, and Advancement to Candidacy required).
|EDS 250||Educational Research||3|
|EDS 251||Education Pluralistic Democratic Society||3|
|EDS 297||Current Issues in Special Education||3|
|Specialized Coursework||(Advisor and Departmental Approval - many units may be credited from Preliminary Level credential programs)||15-18|
|EDS 298||Master's Seminar in Special Education||3|
|EDS 500/501||Thesis/Project||3 + 3|