Clear Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities Teaching Credential

By now, you know that being a Special Education teacher can be a challenge. But it’s a challenge that yields the most fulfilling rewards. It’s a calling that you know you can’t just ignore. And, you wouldn’t change a thing.

Except one. Getting your Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential so you can continue your mission. And Alliant International University’s California School of Education is here to help you do just that.

With our online program, you can get the special education credential you need without interrupting the important work you do every day. And you can apply those daily experiences to your assignments within the program. Our online courses are approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and are ready when you are – and where you are. We’ll be there with you every step of the way, through faculty support and an on-site assistance and mentorship visits multiple times throughout the semester.

Career Opportunities

Getting your Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential is about more than just what the state requires. It’s about what your career growth requires. Alliant’s program helps prepare you to become a special education teacher in California’s K-12 classrooms and in other instructional settings. With a Clear Credential, the path you take can branch out in many directions. Here are a few of the places you can go:

  • Resource rooms and services
  • Special education settings
  • General education settings
  • Special schools
  • Homes/hospitals
  • State hospitals
  • Development centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Private, non-sectarian schools and agencies
  • Alternative and non-traditional instructional public school settings other than classrooms

Teach by Example. Take the Next Step.

As a special education teacher, you know that small steps can lead to big results. Experience it yourself with the option to dually enroll in our online Master of Arts in Education with Teaching Emphasis program.

How it Works: As a student in the Clear Education Specialist Teaching Credential program, it only takes six more courses to earn your MAE in Teaching. That’s because all of your clear credential coursework is applied to your master’s. What’s more, this dual online program can be completed in a year.

Why it Works: A master’s degree helps you develop expertise in teaching and theory that you can apply in the classroom. And, you can create new pathways of opportunity in your career.

The Alliant Choice

We don’t take it lightly when a student chooses us for their education. Making Alliant International University your home means choosing more than just a school. It means choosing quality, from faculty to finish.
Learning at Alliant is not just about coursework, though that’s paramount. It’s not just about internships, though they’re vital. The greatness of an institution of higher education can be found in the harmonious balance of both scholarship and hands-on training. It’s also found in those you are learning with, learning from, and how you will transform your education into impact.

In our interconnected world, homogeny has been replaced with heterogeneity. At Alliant, it’s not about “fitting in,” because there is no one way to be. Our student body is uniquely diverse, they come from a world of backgrounds and they’ve all had a unique experience. Your exposure to this wealth of diverse experiences will help shape you into a more culturally- refined individual, while still sharing the one thing that all of our students have in common: A desire to better the world.

Helpful. Supportive. Open. These are just some of the ways our staff have been described by students. From application to graduation, we are here to help you succeed. And our faculty? They’re some of the best in their field, working professionals who are not only intimately familiar with changing trends, but are often the ones making change happen.

We know that everyone has a unique story and situation. That is why we tailor our programs to fit the needs of first-time freshmen and transfer students alike. We firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. The BS in Psychology Program Alliant offers multiple admissions entry points each year, which gives you multiple opportunities to start the program each year. Couple that with no minimum unit requirements for transfer, and it means that Alliant will meet you right where you are. Right when you need us.