Education Specialist (Special Ed)

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)
For information on Financial Aid, CBEST & CSET, contact Tara Ribeiro in the Teacher Recruitment Office.
Phone:  (209) 667-3589
Room:  DBH 308/309 (Demergasso-Bava Hall, 3rd Floor)


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.




 ESCP Handbook and Forms

Credential Program Information

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


Fall 2017 Application Information

Priority Applications accepted:  1/26 - 2/13/17

Regular Applications accepted:  2/14 - 3/13/17

Priority Interviews:  2/24/17

Regular Interviews:  4/07/17

Program Orientation: April 21, 3-4:30pm, DBH 104
(Students enrolled in the ESCP/MSCP Concurrent program must attend both the MSCP & ESCP  Orientations)
MSCP Orientation: 5/19, 4-6pm, DBH 167.


Student Teaching Applications for Education Specialist (Special Ed - ESCP), and concurrent ESCP/MSCP are now being accepted through March 27, 2017.  Click on links below for complete details.