Education Specialist Teacher Credential

Our Education Specialist Credential program is a rigorous and specialized credential program that will prepare you to teach mild to moderate special education students. It emphasizes personal interaction integrated within the theoretical framework of social and educational justice through classroom training, case study work and field experience.

Our program allows students to: 

  • Complete the program in only 11 months
  • Attend classes only two nights per week
  • Learn in a well-mentored cohort program
  • Get classroom training, case study work and field experience

Unlike the crowded classrooms at public universities and online programs, the Education Specialist Credential emphasizes small class sizes, one-on-one interaction, and the development of interpersonal skills that bring out the character so inherent in what makes for a passionate and well-prepared special education teacher. University of Redlands professors are interested in seeing all students reach their potential – and that includes our own teacher candidates.

Admission Requirements:

  • One official transcript issued by the registrar of each institution from which you earned a degree, sent directly to the School of Education
  • Evidence of a Bachelor's degree and a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Verification of passing the CBEST
  • Completion of an approved Child Development or Human Growth and Development course, CLEP exam or equivalent
  • Evidence of 50 hours of work or observation of children in a public school setting
  • Registration for at least one subtest of the CSET in a core subject area
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who know your work
  • Evidence of a negative TB test result within the last two years
  • Evidence of CCTC issued Certificate of Clearance
  • Interview with faculty
  • Admission approved by faculty



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