Education Specialist (Special Ed)

Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities

California State University, Stanislaus is authorized to recommend individuals for Preliminary Education Specialist Credentials in two areas: Mild/Moderate Disabilities and Moderate/Severe Disabilities. The Preliminary programs prepare individuals to perform responsibilities of entry-level special education teachers.

Special Education

It is recommended that undergraduates seeking admission to the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential enroll in the Liberal Studies major with a concentration in Exceptional Children and Youth.

There is an option to receive dual credentials with concurrent enrollment in Education Specialist:  Mild and Moderate Disabilities with Multiple Subject or Single Subject Credential Programs. Contact the program coordinator for more information.  

Starting fall 2018 there will be a new Integrated 4-year program to earn your BA in Liberal Studies with an Education Specialist Credential.  Contact Liberal Studies for complete details & information at (209) 667-3749, or email them at 

For information on Financial Aid, CBEST & CSET, contact the Teacher Recruitment Office.
Phone:  (209) 667-3589
 Room:  DBH 307 (Demergasso-Bava Hall, 3rd Floor)





Contact Credential Services for information on the requirements for the Education Specialist (Special Ed) Credential Program and how to apply.  

Phone:  (209) 667-3534
Room: DBH 303 (Demergasso-Bava Hall, 3rd Flr)

ESCP Forms and Documents

Credential Program Information

Spring 2019 Dates
Priority Application period:
August 22 - September 10, 2018
Regular Application period:
September 11 - October 5, 2018
Mandatory Program Orientation: 
December 7, 2018 - 3:430pm, DBH 104
Students in the Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Credential Program concurrent with the Multiple Subject Credential program have to attend both program Orientations.
ESCP Orientation: December 7, 3-4pm, DBH 104

 MSCP Orientation:  December 7, 4-6pm, DBH 166


There are two separate applications to enter the Credential Program.

Application to the Credential Program, currently $30 fee. Apply at
Application to the Graduate School, currently $55 fee.  Apply at