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San Diego State University


Special Education Projects

The Special Education and School Counseling Departments have obtained federal grant funding designed to increase the numbers of highly qualified special education teachers and school counselors who are prepared to meet the educational needs of the diverse student population of the Southern California region.

The grants provide scholarship support to students pursuing a Preliminary or Clear Education Specialist special education teaching credential, or an MA in Special Education or School Counseling at San Diego State University.

Each grant focuses on cultural and linguistic diversity as well as an additional specialized emphasis. Each grant provides significant scholarship support to students who are admitted to the grant cohort. Descriptions of the grants are provided below.


  • ADELANTE Program
  • Project BEAMS
    Project BEAMS will improve preservice preparation of school psychologists and special educators to serve diverse students with behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges in California's public schools.