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)


 Fall 2019 Applications Accepted: 
Priority - January 25 - February 11, 2019
Regular - February 12, March 11, 2019

Fall 2019 Interview Dates: 
(Times to be determined)
Priority - March 1, 2019
Regular - April 19, 2019
Mandatory Program Orientation:
Friday, May 10, 2019, DBH 104
Mild/Moderate, 3 - 4pm
Moderate/Severe, 3-4:30pm
Students in the concurrent ESCP MIld/Moderate and MSCP Credential Programs attend both Orientations.
MSCP Orientation: May 10, 4-6pm, DBH167


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