Special Education Certificate of Completion

Quinnipiac University School of Education 13 Total Credits Fall & Spring Start Dates
Learn the strategies needed for today's inclusive classroom.

As children with special needs are identified at earlier ages, the demand for teachers with strong backgrounds in special education is rapidly increasing. The more training you have in interventions and accommodations, the more prepared you will be to teach in an inclusive classroom, which is becoming more the norm than the exception.

You will learn strategies for differentiation, collaboration and accommodations that will help you and your students thrive in today's classroom setting. You'll also gain a solid grasp on the laws that govern this area of education, including IDEA, 504 and the ADA.

Curriculum Overview

The special education certificate of completion is a 13-credit program. The curriculum covers the exceptional child, emotional and learning disabilities, and autism and related communication disorders. In addition to these courses, you'll have the opportunity to complete your own independent research project to round out the curriculum.

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Today's educators have access to an increasingly connected global community and digital resources to help both themselves and their students thrive. In addition to connecting our candidates to those resources, Quinnipiac University's School of Education has its own - collaborative community, both online and off. A large part of that community is made up of our outstanding faculty members – experienced educators, top practitioners and scholars who cherish their role as mentors, guiding and supporting students through the program every step of the way.

This environment prepares candidates for fulfilling careers in education and human development. Our programs cultivate personal and intellectual transformation, producing innovators who are committed to positive social change. We aim to produce graduates who demonstrate:

  • An ability to engage in sound practice that is informed by educational theory
  • A commitment to equity and social justice
  • A deeply reflective and mindful approach to their work
  • The result is a teaching workforce that has a meaningful impact on the lives of its students and their futures.

The result is a teaching workforce that has a meaningful impact on the lives of its students and their futures.

Admission Requirements

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