Program Requirements

Forty hours of graduate level courses (below) are required to earn a K-12 special education teaching certificate. To earn a masters following certification, a teacher candidate must successfully complete Methods of Educational Research 4sh. A GPA of 3.25 (4.0) is necessary for advancement.


Special Education Certification (K-12)
Core Courses

Teaching in a Diverse Society (4)
Beginning Field Experience (0)
Educational Psychology (4)
Assessment & Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
Legal & Historical Foundation in Special Education (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (4)
Development & Characteristics of Individuals w/Special needs (3)
Intermediate Field Experience (0)
Specialized Curriculum& Methods in Special Education (3)
Methods of Instruction for General & Special Education (4)
Consultation, Collaboration & Transition in Special Education (3)
Advanced Field Experience (8)
Professional Growth Seminar (1)

Certification Total 40 sh.

Methods of Educational Research (4)

M.Ed. (Master’s Degree) Total 44 sh.


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