You aspire to teach students with unique support needs in a K-12 setting.
This education specialist credential prepares you to work with a wide range of students by creating, developing, and implementing individualized supports, adaptations, and accommodations to facilitate access to core curriculum in a variety of environments. The program’s coursework focuses on state and federal regulations, including but not limited to: co-teaching, developing high leverage practices, determining appropriate assessments, creating Individual Education Plans (IEPs); learning how to develop specialized curricula; designing safe learning environments, building positive behavior support systems, and planning for transition strategies; as well as the use of current and assistive technologies. You’ll also enhance your skills in working as a collaborator in educational settings.
Earn your education specialist preliminary credential as a standalone degree or as part of PLNU’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.