Education Specialist 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.

The course content prepares candidates to:

Know and understand various types of disabilities and their causes

Design, adapt and differentiate instruction for students with a wide range of abilities and disabilities

Design and implement positive behavior support plans for students’ behavioral challenges

Administer and interpret a wide variety of assessment instruments for referral and progress monitoring of struggling students and students with mild to moderate disabilities.



Program Overview

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.

Institutional Report Card

Click here to view the most recent Title II Annual Institutional Report Card and passage rates for the various programs offered in the state of California.


Redlands (University Campus)

Courses meet M/W

Regional Campuses 

Rancho Cucamonga

All courses meet T/TH

Coursework & Pathways

The Education Specialist Teaching Credential program is taught in an intimate setting, where you will learn in a well-mentored cohort group and receive classroom training, case study work and field experience in the area of special education.  A rigorous and specialized program, this 11-month experience will prepare you to teach mild to moderate special education students.

Education Specialist Program Pathway 

Education Specialist Pathway after Spring 2018

Learn more about earning a masters with a education specialist credential 

Future Educators Workshop

Join our workshop for future K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators.

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