Certificate Program

Graduate Special Education Certificate

Location: Location 85040 Please enter a 5 digit valid zipcode
Format: Online Campus Online & Campus Not Available

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.

Make an informed choice

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program may include the following courses, please check with your Enrollment Representative for more details.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Education graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Special Education Certificate program.

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