Education Specialist Programs
Admissions Application

Applications will be accepted for the following:

Summer 2020: November 15, 2019-April 1, 2020

**Fall 2020: November 15, 2019 - June 1, 2020

The Department of Educational Psychology offers several Special Education (SPED) programs, however the programs that we currently have available are listed in the drop-down options in the department application.

  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential (for prospective students who currently hold a teaching credential)**
  • Master's in Special Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
  • Autism Authorization (addition to current Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential)
  • Master's in Special Education only


Click here for Important Admissions Updates.

  Important links for Completing the Special Education Credential Admissions Process 

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Personal Information

This describes our practices for handling personal information and why we need certain items in the application.

Credential Programs at CSU East Bay

Since you are applying for a Education Specialist Credential or Program, please review the programs related to that from our Educational Psychology department.

Please also review the section on Authorization and Specialization at the bottom since the Special Education programs require a choice.

Special Education Handbook

This handbook provides information about the Special Education Program programs, admissions document requirements, and deadlines. Please refer to department website until further notice.

Admissions Checklist

This checklist is required to serve as a cover page to your application packet.

Early Field Experience Verification

This form is used to help document your prerequisite field experience. You may make multiple copies of this form as needed for each placement.

Recommendation Form

  You may make multiple copies of this form as needed. Each form must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation; three (3) Letters of Recommendation are required.

Statement of Purpose Coversheet 

This form is required to accompany your statement of purpose.

CSU Apply

This link will direct you to the University application. 

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