Master of Arts in Education
Overview of the Program
Clear Induction Education Specialist Candidates Pursuing an M.A. in Special Education
Candidates who possess a valid Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities may combine their master's degree studies with coursework from their Clear Induction Education Specialist Credential program preparation. All 12 units of Clear Induction Education Specialist courses ( core courses: EDSP 501 & 504, as well as six (6) units of coursework selected with the advice of the Induction Coordinator) can be applied toward the Special Education concentration of the M.A. degree program. Please refer to the University catalog for a listing of the current courses offered.
Clear Induction candidates who are concurrently accepted into the M.A. program have the option of beginning the M.A. core curriculum during the first semester of their Induction course of study or waiting until after they have completed a portion of the Induction program. Candidates, however, are strongly encouraged to take the initial M.A. core course (EDUC 570) early in their preparation and to prepare a course of study integrating both the Clear Induction coursework with the M.A. core curriculum.