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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Benerd School of Education


Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

MA in Special Education + Credential

Admissions Process | Curriculum | Tuition, Fees, and Scholarship    

Earn Your Master's and Credential in 12 Months

The MA in Education with a concentration in Special Education offers hands-on preparation for students moving into a new teaching career, those serving as a teacher intern, or those transitioning from paraprofessional to credentialed teacher.

Students can pursue their master's while earning a Special Education (Education Specialist Instruction) credential in:

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Program Format
Our program is completed in just 12 months via a hybrid format. The program begins in June when the cohort forms.

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Curriculum Questions? Contact Dr. Christina Rusk, or 209.946.2306
Admissions Process Questions? Contact Morgan Lagomarsino,, 209.946.2677

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