General Catalog

Graduate Certificate in Special Education

12 Semester Credits / 1-2 Semesters / 4 -8 Months

Delivery Mode: Online

This graduate certificate program in Special Education is designed for Education Specialist individuals who want to enhance their career and deepen their knowledge of special education and inclusive classroom management.

This certificate in Special Education does NOT qualify students for a Teaching Credential in Special Education.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the causes and characteristics of students with learning disabilities.
  2. Develop approaches for successful classroom management.
  3. Examine Instructional techniques for effective teaching and assessing.
  4. Identify and analyze behavioral solutions.
  5. Research accommodations and adaptions necessary for student success.

Completion Requirements

The certificate requires successful completion of a total of 12 semester credits. Students need to receive a grade of B or better in each course to receive the certificate. Students receiving a grade below a B would have to retake the course before credit would be given.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Requirements

MAE515Literacy Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (SP)


MAE519Classroom and Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom (SP)


MAE521Content Area Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (SP)


MAE523Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Implications (SP)