Special Education

Program Overview


The Special Education program offers the Preliminary Education Special credential with authorizations in Early Childhood Special Education, Mild to Moderate disabilities, and Moderate to Severe disabilities.  There are multiple options for completing the requirements for any of these credentials including the Education Specialist Internship option. The Master of Science (MS) in Special Education provides students with advanced preparation in research methodologies and research­ based practices that address contemporary topics and issues in the field of Special Education. The MS in Special Education overlaps significantly with the coursework and field experiences required in Education Specialist credential program.

The first step in applying to the Special Education Programs is to attend an Information Session. Reservations are not required, but a CSUSB parking permit is required for parking. If you don't have one, you can purchase a $6 parking pass for the day.

Your success in completing a program with satisfaction is the faculty and my gratification. Working together, we can achieve your goal of earning a credential.

Dr. Kathleen Phillips

Special Education Credential Program Coordinator

Phone: (909) 537-7679

Email: kathiep@csusb.edu 


For more information, please visit: https://coe.csusb.edu/special-education 

Special Education Information Session

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Machuca

Program Admissions Advisor

Phone: (760) 341.2883 ext. 78109

Email: bmachuca@csusb.edu