Special Education Credential

Education Specialist
Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential

Antioch University Santa Barbara’s unique curriculum design in special education allows candidates to earn the Preliminary Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities credential in less than one year. Special Education Credential candidates learn collaboration skills for inclusive environments. Teachers who already possess a multiple or single subject credential are able to take this special education track.

Preliminary Educational Specialist CredentialTotal Units 29
Early Start Fall Quarter(8 Units)
TESE538 Comprehensive Behavior Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)
TESE536B Exploratory Practicum in Special Education (1)
TES536A Exploratory Practicum in Special Education (1)
TESE601C Individualized Education Design & Policy Implementation (2)
TESE519B Assistive Technology (1)
Winter Quarter(10 Units)
TESE512B Student Teaching Mild/Moderate with Professional Seminar I (3)
TESE509Assessment in Special Education (3)
TESE516 Understanding and Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities I (4)
Spring Quarter(11 Units)
TESE541 Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorder (1)
TESE515B Student Teaching Mild/Moderate with Professional Seminar II (3)
TESE517 Understanding and Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities II (4)
TESE518 Family Dynamics and Communication for Special Education Services (3)
Total Units 29

AUSB and AULA, campuses of a one-system university, offer mission consistent options that are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.