This preliminary credential is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective advocate and teacher of students with mild to moderate special education needs. Explore such key issues as cultural diversity, inclusion practices, strategic assessment, and behavioral support and intervention. Upon completion of this program, taught on our campus in San José, you will be issued a Mild to Moderate Preliminary Special Educational Credential as provided by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Successful completion is based on meeting subject matter competency, passing the U.S. Constitution exam, meeting fingerprint requirements, and successful completion of the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA) examination, if applicable. Other NHU-required examinations may apply.
You can transfer up to six units into this program.
See the admission requirements.
- 10 courses (43 units) taken consecutively
- Prerequisite Courses (5 units)
- General Requirements (18 units)
- Core Requirements (15 units)
- 6 weeks each
- 2 evenings per week
We also offer an intern credential and the additional credential programs you'll need to move ahead in your career as an educator.
For more information about these programs, please call 1-877-584-6648 and speak to one of our enrollment advisors.