Special Education

Master of Science Degree & Credential

The Mild-Moderate Education Specialist Credential program is designed for those interested in teaching and advocating for learners with mild/moderate special educational needs, in particular but not exclusive to students with specific learning disabilities, emotional and or behavioral disorders, mild intellectual and or developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury, other health impairments, and those K-12 learners who are struggling in school.

  • Intern eligible program that has National, Regional and State Accreditation
  • Candidates develop skills in: collaboration, promoting social justice, community engagement, making professional contributions to the field, professional writing and oral communication skills
  • Authentic hands-on, supervised learning and support

Persons applying for this program need not possess any other credential, though with additional courses, students may also complete a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Teaching Credential. Mild-Moderate Education Specialist Credential candidates receive a complete range of instruction and support in instructing learners with mild-moderate disabilities

The Master of Science Special Education Studies program also is intended for those seeking to advocate and work with individuals with mild/moderate disabilities. Persons applying to this master’s degree need not possess a teaching credential.


Additional Information
For admission requirements, class details and campus locations, consult the following links:

Download the 2014-2015 University catalog for additioanl progam infromation (page 142)

Graduate Admission website


Talk with an Admission Specialist
Christy Ranells
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions – CEOL
Tel: (909) 448-4644
Email: cranells@laverne.edu