Mild to Moderate Disabilities Intern Program with EL Authorization
Intern Program Director: Marjorie McCabe
Phone: (909) 537-5656 or (760) 341-2883 x75656
Intern Support Coordinator: Bonnie Charlton
Phone: (909) 537-7220 or (760) 341-2883 x77220
The CSUSB Mild to Moderate Disabilities Intern Program can help you realize your goals as an educator by providing you with a Clear Education Specialist credential program while you work in Special Education!
The Mild to Moderate Disabilities (MMD) Intern Program at California State University, San Bernardino is a two year program leading to a Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild/Moderate Disabilities with the English learner (EL) authorization. The MMD Intern at CSUSB is one of only four in the State that culminates in a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential rather than only a Preliminary (level I) Education Specialist Credential. To facilitate the MMD Intern Program, partnerships are established with local district and county offices of education. Students are accepted into the program throughout the year and are provided with an individualized course sequence that will outline their completion of the credential requirements within the 24 month timeframe. The course sequence is coordinated so students attend classes with the same cohort of students throughout the duration of the program at the San Bernardino or the Palm Desert Campus. Each fall, winter and spring quarter, interns will have biweekly observations by their assigned University Supervisor. In order to provide the best possible experience and training, it is the objective of the Intern Program that the supervisor function as both a support and evaluator to the interns while acting as a liaison between the personnel at the school site, district, and the University. All interns have the additional benefit of the assistance of a District/Site Support Provider.
The Special Education Program integrates credential coursework with the coursework requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Education, Special Education Option, Mild to Moderate Disabilities Emphasis. Interns may earn their Master's Degree by completing only four additional courses and a culminating experience (i.e., comprehensive examination or project).
Opportunities for Mutiple & Single Subject credential holders:
Interested applicants who already hold a valid Multiple or Single Subject credential are not held to Pre-service requirements* in order to be eligible for an internship. With your Intern Application, please submit a copy of your most recent teaching evaluation by your site supervisor to fast-track your application. The program will determine whether you are eligible for the MMD Intern Program. A letter of Intern Eligibility will be issued contingent upon a satisfactory review of the materials.
*The pre-service requirements must be met during the intern program course of study.
Individuals interested in applying for the Mild to Moderate Disabilities Intern Program must meet the following requirements:
A Bachelor’s degree and passing CBEST scores
Minimum requirements for Graduate Admissions - apply on-line at CSU Mentor
Admission to the Special Education Program at CSUSB - See the Special Education Program Admissions Booklet for more information on submitting a complete Program Admission File [PAF]
Completion of subject matter competency requirements (passing Praxis, MSAT,SSAT or CSET scores or Subject Matter Competency Waiver)
U.S. Constitution Course or Waiver Exam
Successful completion of two (3) Pre-service Course Requirements with a grade of B or better (ESPE 530 and ESPE 531) AND one of the following with a grade of "B-" or better: HD 240 or, EELB 301, or PSYC 320. If you hold a clear Mutlipe and/or Single Subject Credential these two courses can be taken after you admitted to the intern program.
- All requirements must be met within the term of the internship credential (two years). Completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or better with no grade lower than a"B-:
1. EDUC 603. Effective Communication in Education (4)
2. EDUC 605. Foundations of Education (4)
3. EDUC 607. Introduction to Educational Research (4)
4. ESPE 610. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (4)
5. ESPE 611. Assessment Methods in Special Education (4)
6. ESPE 612. Supportive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities (4)
7. ESPE 613. Curriculum and Methods in Literacy Learning for Students with Disabilities(4)
8. ESPE 614. Curriculum and Methods for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (4)
9. ESPE 622A. Supervised Intern Teaching in Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities (8) for a total of (48)
10. ESPE 625. Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education (4)
11. ESPE 627. Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4)
12. ESPE 642. Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities I (4)
13. ESPE 643. Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities II (4)
14. ESPE 657. Seminar on Mild/Moderate Disabilities (4)
15. ESPE 999. Comprehensive Examination (0)
Please note: Graduate Admissions and Program Admissions EACH require a set of official transcripts from each institution of higher education you have ever attended. We advise you to order at least three (3) copies of official transcripts so that you have one set for Graduate Admissions at CSUSB, one set for Special Education Credential Program Admissions, and one set as a back-up.
***Please allow time for acquiring official transcripts;
none of your admissions can be processed until you submit official transcripts.***
Individuals interested in applying for the Mild to Moderate Disabilities Intern Program may obtain an application form from the California State University, San Bernardino’s COE Student Services Office in CE-102 or by printing out the Application for Intern Programs and mailing it to the address at the top of the form.
On Site Classroom Supervision:
Intern students are enrolled in 8 units of ESPE 622A (Intern Supervision) each quarter during fall, winter and spring. Biweekly visits from a University Supervisor continue throughout the six (6) quarters of the Intern Program. University Supervisors are experienced, credentialed individuals who provide support, guidance, and evaluation. Supervisors are also the liaison between the University and school district personnel. A written, comprehensive feedback summary is provided to the intern after each visit regarding the current observation. A brief written summary is provided for the site evaluator and/or principal. At least once per quarter, a collective meeting between site evaluator, intern and University Supervisor is scheduled to review the candidate’s progress toward University competencies.
The Mild to Moderate Disabilities Intern Program at California State University, San Bernardino began Fall quarter of 1992. The program has a partnership with approximately 50 districts and 2 County Offices of Education. District administrators who would like to receive information on University Partnerships may contact Marjorie McCabe at email@example.com or by phone at (909) 537-7220 or (909) 537- 5656.
As permitted by the California Education Code, the cost to participate in the Mild to Moderate Disabilities Intern Program is 8% of the base salary of the district in which the candidate is employed. Since l992, this 8% salary deduction has been offset by grant funds from both Federal and State sources. Such funds have covered all tuition costs of the two-year Program from August 1992 until June 2008. Interns starting the Program in Fall 2008 contributed approximately one-third of tuition each quarter. It is expected that such funding will continue but it is not guaranteed. Unless a prior agreement with the individual’s district is made, all books, parking, admission, miscellaneous costs are the responsibility of the intern candidate.