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)







Fall 2020 Application Period: 
January 27 - February 24, 2020
Interview Date: 
March 13, 2020 (Times to be Determined)
Mandatory Program Orientation:
May 15, 2020 (Time & Room to be Determined)

There are two separate applications to enter the Credential Program.

Application to the Credential Program, currently $30 fee. Find further information at

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


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)