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Special education courses for educators

Exceptional students require teachers with special skills in order to have a fulfilling and enriching educational experience. This presents educators with the opportunity to use their skills and abilities to truly make a difference in the lives of their students. This also offers teachers a unique set of challenges to overcome in order to be an effective educator.

Our special education courses for teachers are designed to give you the insight you need to work with exceptional students. You can study important topics such as speech and language development in Autism Spectrum disorders, learning strategies for gifted and talented learners and the characteristics of emotional and behavioral disorders.

These continuing education courses introduce you to methods and strategies for classroom instruction and offer a deeper understanding of students with special needs — from the gifted and talented to those with developmental disabilities. They might also help you meet the necessary criteria for potential recertification, endorsements and professional development

By taking special education courses online you can study subjects such as:

  • Developing differentiated instruction for gifted and talented learners.
  • Mainstreaming and inclusion for special needs students.
  • Transition planning for adolescents with disabilities.
  • Successful special education teaching methods.

Special education courses help educators develop the unique skillset it takes to help exceptional students reach their fullest potential. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities special education offers. When you enroll you will also have access to support, like online tools and the insight of instructors who have real-world experience in the fields they teach.

You can take a single special education course online or use the credit to satisfy degree requirements. If you do plan on transferring to an outside educational institution, please check with them before enrolling to determine if credits are transferrable. 

By offering flexible and convenient courses, we help professional educators enhance their career and reach their goals. Get started today or learn more by calling 866.484.1809 or request additional information.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Individual courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Although our continuing education for teachers courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers courses are not intended to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

While widely available, not all courses are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.