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Credential Programs

Project ACCESS

Financial and academic support for scholars from underserved backgrounds pursuing a career in special education

Mission and Vision

We embrace a culture of diversity, internationalization and inclusion in the field of education.

Through democratizing access to success for all students to earn their teaching credential and Master's degree in Special Eduation, Project ACCESS is designed to increase teachers of color and diversity to serve children with disabilities who have high intensity needs in California.


Contact the Program

Project ACCESS is housed in the Special Education Program within the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Kristina Rios
Director, Project ACCESS

Dr. Mike Mahoney
Project Investigator, Project ACCESS
Coordinator, Special Education

Special Education Faculty
Dr. William Garnett

Dr. Dana Powell

Advisory Board

Monthly Zoom meetings from 6 to 7 p.m. open to parents of children with disabilities, high school students with disabilities and interpreters for ASL, Spanish, Hmong and Punjabi to provide input into our Special Education Teacher Preparation Grant.

Past Meetings

January 30 (Parents only)
February 27 (Parents and students)
Next: March 19 (Parents only)
April 23 (Parents and students)