Education Specialist (Special Ed)

Dr. Granger Dinwiddie, Program Coordinator
Education Specialist Credential Program
DBH 328, 209/667-3681 or 915-2805

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.


1. CBEST Test Preparation Information

2.  CSET Test Preparation Information

3.  CSET Workshop Dates



 ESCP Handbook and Forms

Credential Program Information


See Credential Services website for Pre- Credential Program Advising Information and application for the Education Specialist Credential Program

Phone: 209-667-3534
DBH 303

Fall 2015 Educational Specialist (Special Ed) Credential Program Application Period

Priority Application Period
January 26 - February 10, 2015  

Regular Application Period
February 11 - March 4, 2015 

IMPORTANT! - CPR Requirement for Teacher Credentialing Programs, click on link below for detailed information.
Requirement for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)

There are two separate applications to enter the Credential Program.
Application to the Credential Program, $30 fee. For application information click on the link Credential Services web page.

Credential Applicants must also apply to the Graduate School, $55 fee, at CSU Mentor

ESCP - (Special Ed) student teaching applications for fall 2015 now being accepted through Wednesday, March 25.    Click on following links for detailed information for ESCP Student Teaching Flyer/Information and Application