Oct 20, 2021  
2021/2022 University Catalog 
    
2021/2022 University Catalog

Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential


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Submit the following in the supplementary program application:

  1. Personal statement;
  2. Three letters of reference.

For more information contact:
School of Teacher Education
Attention: Dr. Marva Cappello (cappello@sdsu.edu)
http://go.sdsu.edu/education/ste/reading.aspx
619-594-6131

Education Specialist Credentials in Special Education

For more information contact:
Department of Special Education
https://education.sdsu.edu/academics/how-to-apply/ apply-credential-program
619-594-6320

General Information

The College of Education offers programs that lead to teaching, specialist, and services credentials. The School of Teacher Education (STE) offers programs for the SB 2042 preliminary credential. The Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (DLE) offers programs for the SB 2042 preliminary bilingual credential. Students who desire to seek a credential should consult with departmental advisers in order to determine their status and needed requirements. Information on these credentials is available in the College of Education, Office for Student Success.

The College of Education has obtained approval for programs leading to the following credentials:

Approved Credential Program School Service Authorized  
1. Multiple Subject* (SB 2042) Teach in self-contained classrooms and provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and English Language Development (ELD), kindergarten through twelfth grade.  
2. Multiple Subject (2042)
Bilingual: Spanish*, Arabic,
Filipino, Japanese, or Mandarin
Teach in self-contained classrooms in primary language and English, English Language Development (ELD), and Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE).  
3. Single Subject* (SB 2042) Teach single subject area in grades K-12 and provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and English Language Development (ELD).  
4. Single Subject Bilingual (2042)* Teach single subject area in primary language and English in grades K-12 and provide Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and English Language Development (ELD).  
5. Special Education:
Education Specialist Credential
Early Childhood
Special Education
Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Teach special education students in the programs designated by each education specialist credential.  

* See Office for Student Success, LH-259, 619-594-6320 for more information.

Education Specialist Credentials*

Specialist Credentials

Reading and Literacy Leadership

Service Credentials

  • Administrative Services
  • Clinical - Rehabilitative Services (School of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences)
  • Health - School Nurse Services (School of Nursing)
  • Pupil Personnel Services:
    • Child Welfare and Attendance (School Social Work)
    • School Counseling (see M.S. in Counseling, concentration in School Counseling)
    • School Psychology (see Ed.S. in School Psychology)
    • School Social Work (School of Social Work)

Specialist Certificates

  • Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD)
  • Developing Gifted Potential
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Resource Specialist of Competence
  • Supported Employment and Transition Specialist
  • Teaching the Emotionally Disturbed/Behaviorally Disoriented

* See Office for Student Success, LH-259, 619-594-6320 for more information.

San Diego State University offers a program leading to a Reading and Literacy Leadership Specialist Credential. This credential authorizes the holder to function as a reading specialist in grades Pre-K through 12.

Requirements for Admission

  1. A valid California teaching credential applicable within the range of grades Kindergarten to 12.
  2. A minimum of one year of full-time K-12 teaching experience or the equivalent within the range of grades Kindergarten to 12.
  3. Submission of GRE scores.
  4. Admission and planning interviews with an adviser.

Additional Requirements


  1. To be eligible to apply for the credential, the candidate must have a minimum of three years of full-time K-12 teaching experience within the range of grades Kindergarten to 12.
  2. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination covering the program coursework.

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