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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Resource Specialist Certificate of Competency

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The curriculum for the Resource Specialist certificate of competency is designed to prepare candidates, who have approved entry-level skills and professional preparation, assume the role as resource specialists in programs serving special education students. The certificate program meets the competencies set forth by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as well as additional standards deemed appropriate by the faculty of the Department of Special Education, other university personnel and community advisory board members. Students desiring this certificate without enrolling for a degree or credential should apply for admission to the university as post baccalaureate with a Resource Specialist objective.


  • A 3.0 grade-point average in teacher presentation coursework
  • Passage of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Evidence of multiple subject or single subject credential
  • Appropriate Advanced Specialist Credential in Special Education. (Learning Handicap or Severe Handicap). Students should contact a department adviser prior to initiating a program for the R.S.P. Certificate


Verification of three years of successful teaching involving regular class and special education experience is necessary before the certificate will be granted.

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