MS in Ed: Dual Teacher Preparation

Dual Credential candidates earn both an Education Specialist: Preliminary Mild/Moderate and a Multiple Subject or Single Subject Preliminary Credential concurrently.

"Dominican has been a wonderful place for me to realize my life-long dream to become a teacher. I am especially grateful to the faculty of the Special Ed and Multiple Subjects Credential program as they are patient, supportive, master teachers for always being there to go the extra mile."


-Terry Hove 11

In accordance with California state regulations, the Preliminary Credential authorizes you to seek initial employment as a special education teacher, but does not authorize ongoing teaching service. You will need to complete the Professional (Clear) credential in both special education and multiple subject or single subject, within five years of the date of issuance of you Preliminary Credentials in order to continue ongoing teaching service as an educator.

To complete the Professional (Clear) Credential, you will be required to enroll in a commission-approved SB 2042 Professional Teacher Induction Program.

Program Details

  • Education Specialist programs follow a four semester course sequence format.
  • Classes are generally held in the late afternoon or evening.
  • Fieldwork in the schools takes place during the regular school day.
  • Student teaching option, though an intern option may also available.