Curriculum

The special education certificate of completion program consists of four special education courses, including one independent research course. If you have not taken at least one special education course for your certification, you will be required to one of the three credit prerequisite courses before going on to earn your certificate of completion.

Prerequisite Courses (choose one if required - 3 credits):
Course Title Credits
SPED 552 Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom 3
SPED 582 Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom 3
Core Courses (13 credits):
SPED 545 Introduction to the Exceptional Child 4
SPED 565 Characteristics of Students with Emotional and Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 566 Autism and Related Communication Disorders 3
SPED 567 Independent Research in Special Education 1

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.