Above: Presenting a Poster at the 2011 Graduate Showcase
Education Specialist Credential Programs
The Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program at Sonoma State University offers credentials in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (M/M) and in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (M/S). The credential in M/M disabilities authorizes the teaching of individuals with specific learning disabilities, mild/moderate mental retardation/intellectual disabilities, serious emotional disturbance, autism, and other health impairment.
The credential in M/S disabilities authorizes the teaching of individuals with autism, moderate/severe mental retardation/intellectual disabilities, serious emotional disturbance, deaf-blindness, and multiple disabilities. All credential candidates complete common core courses and then specialize to complete M/M and or M/S credential specific courses following an established program course sequence and related field experiences. SSU also has an approved Intern Program and offers courses in the newly designed Added Authorization in Autism Spectrum disorders (AAAS).