The Department of Education is a complex organizational entity that houses all the education programs on this campus. These include the basic and advanced credentialing programs: multiple subject, single subject, and education specialist mild/moderate; moderate/severe; the administrative services credential and the added bilingual, literacy, and autism added authorizations for pre-service and in-service teachers. The department also offers a graduate program (with various sub-plans) leading to a Master of Arts in Education degree. The M.A. sub-plans include: Curriculum and Instruction, Design-Based Learning, Heritage Languages: Literacy and Leadership (currently under revision); Educational Multimedia, Special Education, and Educational Leadership (that includes the Administrative Credential Tier I). The department also currently offers an independent doctoral program, the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, which was launched in Fall 2012. This program, aligned with the Chancellor's Executive Order (EO) 991 and fully accredited by WASC, was made possible by the passage of historic legislation, Senate Bill 724 that authorized the CSU to offer an independent doctorate (without requiring a UC partner).