University of San Francisco

School of Education

Master's in Special Education and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential


2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master's in Special Education and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master's and Credential Program are designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural urban schools.

Teach students with disabilities to be successful learners.

In this two-year program, candidates can earn Preliminary Teaching Credentials and master's degrees while working as paid intern teachers in bay area schools.

Distinctive program delivery enables candidates to succeed in this on-the-job training program.

Career Opportunities

The MA Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential authorizes graduates to work in a wide variety of positions including working in public and private K-12 schools as special day-class teachers or as resource and inclusion specialists.

“Attending USF's School of Education special education program was a life-changing and extremely challenging experience. As an older adult returning to school, I felt the faculty was extremely supportive. The connection a student makes to USF continues long after graduation, and throughout your career.” - Julie Tucker, Special Education Program Alumna


USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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