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AcceleratedMild Moderate Credential

The University of La Verne provides teachers who hold a valid (preliminary or clear) multiple or single-subject credential with the opportunity to earn an Education Specialist (EDSP) credential through a two-semester 17-unit program.

What makes La Verne’s accelerated Education Specialist credential program a standout is the concise nature of the required coursework, where there is a balance of theory and practice. Courses are taught by highly successful practitioners and industry veterans with extensive knowledge in the field of inclusive education.

Teacher candidates are intern-eligible upon program enrollment and can immediately pursue jobs in the field of special education. Accredited through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) the program is composed of seven sequential courses with embedded fieldwork opportunities.

Program Requirements

17 semester hours

SPED 420Foundations of Inclusive Education3
SPED 421Literacy Assessment and Intervention Practicum 11
SPED 422Literacy Assessment and Intervention Practicum 21
SPED 430Assessment Practices and IEP Development3
SPED 450Inclusive Educational Systems - Law, Behavior and Case Management3
SPED 497AIntroduction to Directed Teaching - Mild/Moderate Accelerated Pathway3
SPED 498AAdvanced Directed Teaching - Mild/Moderate Accelerated Pathway3
Total Semester Hours17

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La Verne’s Accelerated Mild/Moderate Credential program has multiple start dates throughout the year; join the next cohort today!

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Accelerated Mild Moderate Credential

For more information, please contact Stephanie Ceminsky at (909) 448-4914.