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Special Education Credential Program

To learn more about our program, come to one of our orientation meetings. Click here for dates/times of orientation meetings. We also offer FREE CSET Test Prep workshops (click to learn more).

Why Teach Special Education? As a teacher you can make a difference in the life of a child or youth in your community. Teaching is a rewarding career and the need for teachers is growing every day!

Why Humboldt State? The teacher preparation program at Humboldt State offers small class size, individual mentorship, and career outcomes. The graduation and employment rates of our students are among the highest in the country. A hallmark of our program is the considerable amount of time that students spend in special education classrooms.

The Educational Specialist Program - Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe: The Special Education Credential program is a one-year course of study that begins in the fall semester of each year. Students will obtain a preliminary credential by taking a 41-unit professional education program to qualify for K-12 Special Education teaching positions. The Moderate/Severe specialization may be added to an existing Preliminary Special Education Credential.


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