Sacramento State Moderate/Severe Program Overview: Preliminary Educational Specialist Credential, Clear Professional (old Level II), and M.A.
Preliminary Moderate/Severe Coursework & Field Experiences (53-Units total)
Total preliminary Core Units includes 8-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 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 Moderate/Severe Educational Specialist Credential Program can be completed in as little as four 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.
Pre- or Co-Requisites
|EDS 100 A/B||Education of Exceptional Children and Youth||2 + 1|
|EDS 130A/B||Typical & Atypical Development||2 + 1|
Preliminary - Moderate/Severe Instructional Methods Core
(Must be admitted into program to take the below courses. RICA required by end of program unless Multiple Subject or Mild/Moderate credential already held)
|EDS 119||Legal and Social Foundations in Special Education||3|
|EDS 205||Methods in Access & Inclusion in the Core Curriculum:
|EDS 206||Collaborative Program Development: Moderate/Severe||3|
|EDS 207||Secondary/Post-Secondary Methods, and Transition Planning: Moderate/Severe||3|
|EDS 208||Evidenced-Based Assessment & Instruction: Moderate/Severe||3|
|EDS 209||Developing Augmentative and Alternative Communication||3|
|EDS 216A/B||Movement, Mobility, & Specialized Health Care||2 + 1|
|EDS 218||Instructional Strategies: Low Incidence Disabilities||3|
|EDS 220||Language and Literacy in Special Education - I||3|
|EDS 221||Language and Literacy in Special Education - II
(EDS 220 Prerequisite)
|EDS 230 A/B||Positive Behavioral Supports of Students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Behavioral Challenges||2 + 1|
|EDS 235||Fieldwork Seminar in Program & Instruction||2|
|EDS 236||Final Student Teaching Seminar: Moderate/Severe
[Must be taken with EDS 415]
|EDS 292A/B||Teaching English Learners in General & Special Education
(California RICA required and passed before completion of program)
Moderate/Severe Student Teaching
|EDS 414||Student Teaching I: Moderate/Severe||3|
|EDS 415||Student Teaching II: Moderate/Severe
[Must be taken with EDS 236]
Employment & California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Preliminary Level Moderate/Severe 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|