California has a two-tiered credential structure which leads to a Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential. This is the first document issued after an individual has met basic credential requirements. The Level II is the clear credential which is issued once all credential requirements have been completed. The educational specialist teaching credential prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities that include specific learning disabilities, mild to moderate mental retardation, attention deficit and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and serious emotional disturbance, for grades K-12.
Antioch University Los Angeles currently offers the Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential K-12 Level I (in addition to our Multiple Subject credential) and is currently preparing to offer the Level II.
Antioch University’s teacher credentialing program focuses on issues of diversity and equity in every course offered and helps prepare students for the challenges of teaching in their own classroom.