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Graduate School of Education


Education Specialist Credential Program

UCR Education Specialist program


UC Riverside's Education Specialist Credential program is ideal for individuals who want to complete requirements for a California Education Specialist Instruction credential. As a student, you will study cutting-edge, research informed curricula that will prepare you to address the needs of all students in culturally responsive ways. By the end of program, you'll earn two credentials: mild/moderate and moderate/severe authorizations. The educational specialist credential-only program is a full-time post baccalaureate cohort program that begins in the summer quarter.


Program Overview

  • Tuition approximately $18,120. Scholarships and financial aid available 
  • Field and practicum experiences completed at assigned school sites during the day
  • Late afternoon and evening classes on UCR campus


Admissions Requirements 

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution 
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA based on the last 90 quarter units in the baccalaureate program
  • Passage of Basic Skills and Subject Matter requirements
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official degree posted transcripts 

Curriculum Overview

Education Specialist Credential Curriculum Overview