Forms & Checklists

These petitions and forms help students progress through each stage of their Special Education degree and credential programs.


Preliminary Education Specialist & CRS Credentials

Credential Course Substitution Form

Health Education (HED) Substitution List

Program Area Credential Approved Program (CAP) forms — Preliminary & CRS Credential

Student Teaching Application: Submit application and required documents to SPED Department office in BH 156

Award of the Preliminary Credential & CRS Credential (Burk Hall 244)

Students work with credential analysts in the Credential & Graduate Service Center in Burk Hall 244. Those interested in applying for the Award of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential should phone (415) 405-3594 or send an email to In addition to coursework, students may also need to meet the CPR, U.S. Constitution and RICA tests requirements.

NOTE: The Preliminary Education Specialist Credential is valid for five years; refer to your Preliminary Credential document, issued through CTC, for renewal requirements. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) issues all credentials.

Master of Arts - Checklists for Culminating Experience

Division of Graduate Studies Forms, Waivers, and Petitions

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Note: The following PDF's are in the process of being made fully accessible. If you have difficulty reading the PDFs, please contact or (415) 338-1161.