For UnderGraduates Interested in Special Edu

Earning a Special Education Intern Credential in the Urban Learning Major

The Charter College of Education at Cal State L.A. offers a unique opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Learning while also earning an Education Specialist Intern credential. The Urban Learning program (ULRN) is an innovative undergraduate major that meets the growing demand for universities to create programs that produce credentialed elementary and special education teachers prepared to teach in the urban schools of Los Angeles.

The Urban Learning major offers students the opportunity to study:

  • Teaching and learning in an urban society
  • The development of urban communities
  • The impact of cultural and linguistic diversity on urban schools
  • Development of culture, language and literacy
  • The role of disability in society

The Urban Learning Program is fast-paced; candidates may earn a bachelor’s degree and an Education Specialist (special education) intern credential or Multiple Subject (elementary education) credential in four years.

The Education Specialist minor allows students to earn a credential in one of four areas:

  • Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities: For teacher-candidates who want to teach children with challenges in learning, milder behavior disorders or mental retardation
  • Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities: For teacher-candidates who want to teach children with more severe mental retardation accompanied by one or more physical or health-related disabilities
  • Physical and Health Impairments: For teacher-candidates who want to teach children with a range of physical and health-related disabilities
  • Visual Impairment: For teacher-candidates who want to teach children with low vision and blindness

If you are an undergraduate interested in the program, please contact the ULRN Office at California State University, Los Angeles at (323) 343-6197, or email atulrn@calstatela.edu.