The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Teaching Endorsement program is for special education teachers who want to earn a second or third special education endorsement but do not want to pursue a master’s degree path. This program offers five endorsement areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Cognitive Impairment (CI), Emotional Impairment (EI), Learning Disabilities (LD), or Physical/Other Health Impairment (POHI).

What You Will Learn

You will complete a supervised practicum with students in local schools and institutions in the disability area of your choice. Through additional coursework taken within your chosen endorsement area, you will learn data based procedures and applications of human development, learning, behavioral, cognitive and dynamic theories to assessment in special education as well as best practices in curriculum design, instructional strategies and techniques.

Opportunities

Certified teachers with the ASD, CI, EI, LD, or POHI endorsement can teach in classrooms with children with learning disabilities in K-12th grades. They are also eligible to teach 6-12th grade classrooms in the subject area of their chosen minor. Students in this program can take advantage of all that the College of Education has to offer. Those interested may seek advising, apply for scholarships, and participate in activities both in Special Education, the home department for this graduate certificate, and in the Department of Teacher Education.

At a Glance

  • Average 20 credit hours required
  • Average time to complete 1 - 2 years
  • On Campus
  • This is not for anyone seeking an initial special education endorsement.

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