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Education Specialist Credential: Mild/Moderate Level I or II or Moderate/Severe Level I or II

Start a Career that Touches Lives.

As a Special Education teacher, you help students move beyond the "disabled" label and grow to meet their true potential.  Special Education requires creativity, patience, tolerance and flexibility.  You will, after all, work with students who possess a wide range of needs and abilities. The rewards, however, are unrivaled: every day you spend working with a young person will be a day spent improving their lives.

We hava a Credential Program that Meets Your Needs.

We offer four different Special Education credential programs designed to meet the career goals of under graduates, individuals who already possess bachelor's degrees, current elementary and secondary school teachers and special education teachers seeking a higher level of credentialing.

Our credential programs include:

  • Level I Education specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Level I Education Specialist in Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Level II Education Specialist in Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Level II Education Specialist in Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Admission Information

Students must submit all materials to the Research and Graduate Studies Office at the University of the Pacific.  Admission is a holistic judgement, based on the following:

  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) (on a 4-point scale) on the last 60 units of undergraduate study.
  • The Graduate School application form
  • An essay about your goals and reasons for applying to the program
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcrips(s)

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:  Dr. Michael Elium

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Phone: (209) 946-2336
Fax: (209) 946-3110