Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities with EL Authorization

Requirements (28-32 units)

Admission to the Program

The State of California requires students to enroll in the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential program within 120 working days of completion of the preliminary credential program requirements and issuance of the Preliminary Level II Education Specialist Credential. Within five years of issuance of the preliminary credential, students must complete the Level I Education Specialist program requirements in order to obtain the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential. Unconditional admission to the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities program requires the following:

  1. Official admission to the university;
  2. Submission of a valid Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential;
  3. Application to ESPE 633. Reflective Inquiry Seminar and Induction Plan. Applications can be obtained from the Special Education Office, CE-102, (909) 537-7406.

Recommendation for the Credential

In addition to the program admission requirements and credential course work, the candidate must successfully complete the following requirements in order to be recommended for the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential:

  1. One of the following to fulfill the health education requirement (with a grade of "C" or better):
    • HSCI 332. Health Education in the Elementary School (4)
    • HSCI 540. School Health Program Practices (4)
  2. Verification of current and valid CPR certification for infants/ adolescents/adults;
  3. The following are required to fulfill the computer literacy requirement (with a grade of "B-" or better):
    • ETEC 537. Computer Based Technology in Education I (4)
    • ETEC 546. Computer Based Technology in Education II (4)
  4. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in professional education course work, with no course grade lower than a "B-;"
  5. Verification of a minimum of two years of successful full-time teaching experience while holding the Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential.

Level I Credential Courses (28-32 units)

  1. EELB 640. The Education of K-12 English Language Learners (4)
  2. ESPE 633. Reflective Inquiry Seminar and Induction Plan (4)
  3. ESPE 635. Effective Communication with Professionals and Families (4)
  4. ESPE 649. Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Secondary Transition and Career/Vocational Preparation (4)
  5. ESPE 656. Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Core Subjects (4)
  6. ESPE 685. Advanced Behavior Management (4)
  7. ESPE 694. Special Education Leadership Evaluation and Outcomes (4)