Special Education, M.A.
Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education
Laura Alamillo, Chair
Education Building, Room 250
Degrees and Programs Offered
CRED in Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential
CRED in Reading and Literacy Added Authorization Certificate
CRED in Early Childhood - Specialist Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Internship Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Mild/Moderate - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Clear Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Internship Credential
CRED in Education Specialist Moderate/Severe - Preliminary Credential
CRED in Multiple Subject - Preliminary - Early Chilhood Emphasis, Credential
MA in Education - Reading/Language Arts Option, M.A.
MA in Education - Early Childhood Education Option, M.A.
MA in Special Education, M.A.
MA in Education - Multilingual & Multicultural Education Option, M.A.
MN in Urban Civic Education, Minor
The mission of the Department of Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education is to prepare knowledgeable and professionally competent teachers and curriculum leaders in the areas of early childhood education (K-3), bilingual/cross-cultural education (K-12), and reading/language arts (K-12) in both public and private educational settings.
M.A. in Special Education - Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements listed in the Graduate Education Program section of this catalog, M. A. in Special Education program applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Evidence of a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all postbaccalaureate coursework.
- For Clear Credential and/or master's degree only, students must provide evidence of Level I/Preliminary Credential.
- An interview with the program coordinator.*
*Required for applicants coming from programs other than those at Fresno State.
Program Requirements. Under the direction of the graduate adviser, each student prepares and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:
Total (31 units)
* Students meet the Graduate Writing Requirement by passing the writing component of SPED 233. Contact the coordinator of the Special Education Program for more information.
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