Education Specialist (Special Ed)

Dr. Kimy Liu, Program Coordinator
Education Specialist Credential Program
DBH 328B, 209/664-6743


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

Spring 2016 Application/Interview Dates

Priority Application:  August 24 – September 4, 2015
Regular Applications:  September 8 – October 2, 2015
Priority Interviews:  September 18, 2015
Regular Interviews for non-liberal studies: November 6, 2015
Program Orientation:  December 4, 2015


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