Special Education / Concurrent Options

 Special Education

Fieldwork Information

Spring 2023

  • Application Period | August 22, 2022 - September 23, 2022
  • Application Link | will be available on August 22, 2022
  • Fieldwork Dates | January 17, 2023 - May 26, 2023
  • Mandatory Fieldwork Orientation | TBD

Fall 2022

  • Application Period | January 28, 2022 - February 28, 2022
  • Fieldwork Dates | August 15, 2022 - December 16, 2022
  • Mandatory Fieldwork Orientation | April 29, 2022 via Zoom


Submitting a ST-Fieldwork application will not guarantee you fieldwork clearance. In order to clear for fieldwork all students (non-employed and interns) ALL eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to clear for fieldwork, students must meet ALL of the eligibility requirements, including full completion of the Basic Skills Requirement and Subject Matter Competency. Necessary documentation to show completion or in-progress for any missing or pending requirement(s) is required. 

Please work on obtaining and submitting all necessary documentation to credentials@csustan.edu as soon as possible. If you have already submitted updated information on any of the items listed you do not have to resubmit again.


Eligibility Requirements are:

  1. Complete and Submit a ST-Fieldwork Application by the deadline
  2. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  3. Be admitted to Stanislaus State as a matriculated student
  4. Valid TB Clearance for the entire student teaching period
  5. Valid CCTC Clearance for the entire student teaching period
  6. Fully meet Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) - Here are a couple common ways to meet BSR but you can visit CCTC Basic Skills Requirement for the complete option list.
    • Pass all CBEST exam sections - if you are working on taking the CBEST exam, whether it is one section or all three, proof of registration is required. Results deadline is October 14, 2022.
    • Pass Commission-approved coursework - this route requires a Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) Form to be submitted directly to Credential Services at credentials@csustan.edu to have your coursework evaluated by a Credential Analyst. They will confirm if you met this requirement through coursework (or combo) or not.
  7. Subject Matter Competency - As of now, SMC can be completed through one of the following options:
    • ESM Waiver
    • Pass all CSETs in content area - if you are still working on completing CSET subtests, proof of registration is required, please submit to credentials@csustan.edu. Results deadline is October 14, 2022.
    • Have an authorized bachelor's degree that matches content area
  8. Complete and Pass with a grade C or better: Second Language Experience, WP English Composition, American Government/Constitution and ALL credential courses: Co-requisites and Method Courses
    • ESCP teacher candidates cannot take EDMS 4121 or EDSE 4210 or more than 2 additional program courses while completing fieldwork. Any student who has yet to complete these two courses or is planning to enroll in more than 2 program courses other than the fieldwork courses (excluding EDMS 4121 and EDSE 4210) is required to submit a Selection and Review Petition Form along with a letter to Teacher Education for approval. Petitions require submission 2 weeks before committee meeting. Committee meeting dates can be found on the Teacher Education webpage.
  9. Attempt the RICA exam 
    • Attempt RICA Deadline: 12/25/22 to receive results on 1/4/23.
      This means, December 25, 2022 is the last day to take the exam to meet all student teaching eligibility requirements but you may register to take the exam sooner than 12/25. You do not need to pass, however, you do need to attempt the exam to proceed with the program.

Due to placement availability, anyone with an incomplete application by October 14, 2022 will be waitlisted. The cleared list is on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee that you will receive a placement if you pass your exams or submit necessary documentation after Oct. 14. All eligibility requirements must be completed by or before the Oct. 14 deadline to fully clear to proceed with clinical practice fieldwork.

Handbooks and Forms

Fieldwork Courses​

Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential

  • EDSE 4815 - M/M Fieldwork Practicum I (3 units)
  • EDSE 4816 - M/M Fieldwork Practicum II (3 units)

Moderate/Severe Disabilities Credential

  • EDSE 4915 - ESN Fieldwork Practicum I (3 units)
  • EDSE 4916 - ESN Fieldwork Practicum II (3 units) 

Concurrent Mild/Moderate & Multiple Subject Credential

  • EDSE 4815 - M/M Fieldwork Practicum I (3 units)
  • EDSE 4816 - M/M Fieldwork Practicum II (3 units)
  • EDMS 4191 - Student Teaching Practicum II (5 units)

Concurrent Moderate/Severe & Multiple Subject Credential

  • EDSE 4915 - ESN Fieldwork Practicum I (3 units)
  • EDSE 4916 - ESN Fieldwork Practicum II (3 units) 
  • EDMS 4191 - Student Teaching Practicum II (5 units)

Program Coordinator

Dr. Karen Webster | ksanford@csustan.edu

Office of Field Services

fieldservices@csustan.edu | 209.667.3045

Upon Completing Fieldwork and all Program Courses

Submit a Credential Application for Online Recommendation to credentials@csustan.edu. Please DO NOT mail this application directly to CCTC. Credential Services will check documents, verify eligibility and recommend for the credential. More information is found HERE.


All credential students may participate in the commencement ceremony and purchase a cap and gown, the only difference is that there is no application for graduation required for credential students. As long as you are on track to completing all fieldwork requirements and program courses, your name will be provided to the commencement office to add into the program. Find commencement information HERE. Questions may be directed to commencement@csustan.edu