Welcome to the Special Education Program

Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling

Contact us at: specialeducation@csusb.edu or (909) 537-7406

The Special Education Program at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) offers a graduate course of study that leads to a California Educational Specialist Credential and/or a Master's of Arts Degree. Students may choose to specialize in one of the following three authorization areas: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Moderate/Severe Disabilities, or Early Childhood Special Education.


The Special Education program is no longer offering the autism disorder added authorization nor the early childhood added authorization. You may visit the CTC website to find an institution that offers these programs.

Level II (Clear): Winter 2015 is the last quarter that students can be admitted to complete the level II program.If you are interested in applying for the Special Education Level II program, please contact our Credential Advisor Shelia Braggs at 909-537-5621 or at specialeducation@csusb.edu ATTN: Shelia.

Before being fully admitted to the Special Education Programs, prospective students must attend an Information Session either at the San Bernardino campus or the Palm Desert campus. Reservations are not required for Information Sessions on the San Bernardino campus. If you have questions, please contact us at (909) 537-5621. Reservations are required for the Palm Desert campus so please contact us at (760) 341-2883 ext. 78145. There is a $5 fee for parking on both campuses. Please check out the section on Program Options and Admissions Information for admissions deadlines.

New Student Orientation Dates

ALL students accepted for Winter 2009 and later must attend a New Student Orientation session. Please send an e-mail to specialeducation@csusb.edu to reserve a seat. Sessions fill up quickly; reserve your seat so that you can determine your track, receive your course sequence and coursework plan, and be prepared to register for classes.

Upcoming Event!!!

Are you interested in Masters and Credential program?

Attend a Special Education Program Information Meeting

San Bernardino Campus

Information Session
Meeting Dates
Sessions begin at

Thursday, April 23, 2015
College of Education Building

Monday, May 4, 2015
College of Education Building

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
College of Education Building


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CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Dates

Application Deadlines

Fall 2014
University Deadline:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Apply on CSU Mentor

PAF Deadline:
Monday, August 18, 2014

Information about admission requirements

Winter 2015
University Deadline:

Monday, October 20, 2014

PAF Deadline: