Important Dates

  Fall 2017 (Fall Entry Only)
CSU Mentor Application April 15, 2017
MA/EDSP Supplemental Materials May 1, 2017
MA/EDSP STEP Application End of first week of Fall 2017 Quarter


Special Education Program Completion Requirements

Applying for a Credential 

The following items must be successfully completed before the candidate will be eligible for recommendation of their credential:

  1. Complete M. A. in Education/Education Specialist Mild Moderate Program (MA/SPED) coursework and clinical practice in schools and family homes.
  2. Complete state licensure requirement coursework
    • KINE 443 - Health Education or approved equivalent (4 units)
    • CPR Certification (must include Infant, child, and adult training; online CPR certification is not acceptable).
    • POLS 112 - American & California Government, equivalent or U.S. Constitution exam offered by Cuesta College. (Applicants who earned their bachelor's degrees at a CSU Campus will have met this requirement by virtue of their degree).
  3. Passage of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
  4. Pass the Comprehensive Examination
  5. Complete the Inquiry Project
  6. Submit a request for credential to the Credential Office (02-120) in the SOE no sooner than the eigth week of Spring Quarter.
  7. Complete the SOE Exit Survey. You will need to print out a copy of the last page of the survey and submit it to the Credential Office (02-120) when you submit your request for the credential.
  8. Submit a Request for Graduation Evaluation (to be completed in class and submitted by the Credential Office)

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