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)

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

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

Credential Program Information

Spring 2018 Credential Appication Dates
Priority Applications accepted 8/23 - 9/11/17
Regular Applications accepted 9/12 - 10/09/17
Student Interviews: October 27, 2017
ESC Program Orientation: 12/01/17, 3-4:30pm, Bizzini Hall Room 106

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)