Requirements for Admission to Education Specialist Intern Program

  • B.A. Undergraduate Degree from an accredited college or university
  • 2.75 grade point average
  • Passing score on California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Completion of Subject Matter Competence (Passing CSET-Multiple or Single Subjects score or approved Single Subject program)
  • U.S. Constitution course (or exam)
  • COMM 151: Speech Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (or equivalent)
  • UNIV 400: Writing Proficiency Exam (or a score of 41 or better in the writing section of CBEST)
  • Admission to CSULA as post-bac or graduate student
  • Employment by a school district in a special education program in the area for which you are seeking the Education Specialist credential.
  • Preliminary or Clear Regular Education Credential OR successful completion of prerequisite courses EDSP 300: Introduction to Special Education, and EDSP 400: Foundations of Special Education.
  • Contact Intern Office (323) 343-4436 in King Hall (KH) C1072K for application forms and verification of admissions requirements, interview.
  • Candidates are required to meet with an advisor for a formal interview in order to complete the intern credential application and begin the formal admission process to the program. Meet with Jennifer Revilla (KHD 2078).
  • Group Advisement - Candidates are required to attend a Special Education Program Group Advisement Meeting. Contact the Division of Special Education and Counseling office, (323) 343-4400, for a schedule.

For additional admissions information, contact Jennifer Revilla by email (, or by phone in the CCOE Advisement Center (323) 343-4320.


Education Specialist Intern Program