Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential:

Moderate/Severe Disabilities with EL Authorization

Not offered in the 2017-18 Academic Year

Requirements (28-32 units)

Admission to the Program

The State of California requires students to enroll in the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential program within 120 working days of completion of the preliminary credential program requirements and issuance of the Preliminary Level II Education Specialist Credential. Within five years of issuance of the preliminary credential, students must complete the Level I Education Specialist Program requirements in order to obtain the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential. Unconditional admission to the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential: Moderate/ Severe Disabilities program requires the following:

  1. Official admission to the university;
  2. Submission of a valid Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential;
  3. Application to ESPE 633. Applications are available in the Special Education Office, CE-102, (909) 537-7406.

Recommendation for the Credential

In addition to the program admission requirements and credential course work, the candidate must successfully complete the following requirements in order to be recommended for the Professional Clear Level II Education Specialist Credential:

  1. One of the following to fulfill the health education requirement (with a grade of "C" or better):
    HSCI 332Health Education in the Elementary School4
    HSCI 540School Health Programs and Practices4
  2. Verification of current and valid CPR certification for infants/ adolescents/adults;
  3. The following are required to fulfill the computer literacy requirement (with a grade of "B-" or better):
    ETEC 537Computer Based Technology in Education I4
    ETEC 546Computer Based Technology in Education II4
  4. A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in professional education course work, with no course grade lower than a "B-;"
  5. Verification of a minimum of two years of successful full-time teaching experience while holding the Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential.

Level I Credential Courses (28-32 units)

Completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 3.0 ("B") or better and no grade lower than "B-":

EELB 640The Education of K-12 English Language Learners4
ESPE 633Reflective Inquiry Seminar and Induction Plan4
ESPE 635Effective Communication with Professionals and Families4
ESPE 649Curriculum and Methods in Special Education: Secondary Transition and Career/Vocational Preparation4
ESPE 652Applied Curricular Strategies for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities4
ESPE 685Advanced Behavior Management4
ESPE 694Special Education Leadership Evaluation and Outcomes II4
Total Units28