The primary mission of the CSUB Special Education Program is to prepare Education Specialists who can effectively teach students manifesting Mild/Moderate/Severe Disabilities.
Effective teaching of such students is achieved by applying evidenced-based practices that value the interpersonal/intrapersonal differences of all students.
The program aims to allow them to attain their potential to the fullest extent possible with regard to their personal, academic and career needs or interests.
This mission is focused on the development and advancement of contemporary instructional, interpersonal and management skill competencies needed by special educators.
This includes those seeking advanced degrees, to be "reflective decision-making professionals" who continually seek to improve their skills in serving students with disabilities and for working with parents and other professionals.