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Programs in Special Education
The intern Program is an alternative pathway toward the certification of becoming a California Credentialed Teacher. Interns typically work full time during the day and take classes at night. It can take up to two years to complete the teaching program and earn a Preliminary/Level One California Teaching Credential.
The exemplary Special Education programs at CSU Bakersfield are accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The Preliminary Program prepares candidates for a career in teaching K-12 students who have Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe disabilities and receive special education services.
Every candidate’s individualized program includes 53 quarter units of course work in general education and in special education across three developmental phases. Candidates choose either the Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe program. Upon completion of the Preliminary Education Specialist Program, candidates are expected to continue with the Professional Clear Credential program.
The Clear Education Specialist Credential Program at CSU Bakersfield has been approved by the California Council on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Candidates continue their credentialing program by taking Clear credential coursework following the completion of the Preliminary Program. The majority of the Clear Credential courses are designed as field-based seminars that are online or blended courses. Course assignments provide opportunities for candidates to apply theoretical knowledge to practical classroom situations through case studies, designing behavior intervention plans, developing an in-service module, and conducting action research. The demonstration of course competencies takes place in the candidate’s own classroom much of the time.
The Special Education M.A. Degree programs at CSUB are designed to provide candidates with knowledge and competencies necessary to take on leadership roles in the field of Special Education. CSUB Special Education M.A. degree programs are designed to reflect the standards established by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Advanced Educational Studies
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: (661) 654-3055
Fax: (661) 654-2479
Office: Education 238
Antelope Valley Center
California State University, Bakersfield-AV
43909 30th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
Phone: (661) 952-5080
Fax: (661) 952-5122