Program Overview: Added Specialty Area
The Education Specialist program design is modified and accelerated for candidates who already hold a Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Credential and would like to add the alternate specialty area. These interns receive support from two educators identified as Support Providers: a site mentor who is currently teaching in the field (P-12) and a practicum supervisor. Both Support Providers hold credentials in the same authorization area as the intern and support is made available in the classroom on an ongoing basis.
The program spans one year of coursework and Practicum fieldwork. Candidates are provided monthly support until the completion of the program. Please see requirements below:
- Complete one of the following courses dependent on alternate specialty area being added (face-to-face course delivery is one night per week at RCOE main)
- SPED 230: Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
- SPED 270: Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
- Complete SPED 271: Specialized Health, Movement and Sensory Development (may be required of mod/severe candidates only; dependent on current course transcripts)
- Participate in fieldwork opportunities in the alternate specialty area (candidates can remain employed under their existing specialty area but must provide verification of the ability to complete fieldwork in alternate area)
- Participate in fieldwork opportunities that provide candidate to provide instruction to English learners
Upon completion of the program, RCOE interns are eligible for an Education Specialist preliminary teaching credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
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