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Graduate Special Education Certificate

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Special Education Certificate

The challenge of working with exceptional students requires teachers with extraordinary gifts. If you’re currently a P-12 classroom teacher seeking to become a P-12 special education generalist in Colorado or Nevada, our Special Education Certificate program may be a great option for you.

Coursework in this program will introduce you to methodologies used in teaching learners with special needs from early childhood on. You’ll also work on assessment practices, curriculum development, and strategies for maintaining an effective learning environment for exceptional children. Nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the curriculum blends academic theory with relevant coursework and field experience to prepare you for certification as a special education generalist.

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"Impacting student learning, one educator at a time"

Driven by this mission, our elementary education degree prepares future teachers and current educators to become effective leaders in the elementary school classroom — and beyond.

A student-centered learning experience

Each course is led by an experienced faculty member in a collaborative team forum in which you and your classmates actively share information and directly apply new ideas to your professional experience.