Certification Only Programs
Initial Certification in Special Education
This non-degree program prepares students seeking only teacher certification. Applicants to the initial certification non-degree Special Education program are able to pursue the following concentrations: Special Education Adapted Curriculum (Intellectual Disabilities), Special Education General and Adapted Curriculum (Autism Spectrum Disorders), Special Education Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education Physical and Health Disabilities (Orthopedic Impairments).
- Early Childhood Special Education-General Curriculum (certified to teach all core subjects for children from preschool through 5th grade with and without disabilities included in the general curriculum)
- Special Education Preschool (certified to teach children 3-5 years old with disabilities)
Initial Certification in Behavior/Learning Disabilities
This non-degree program prepares students seeking only teacher certification. Applicants to the initial certification non-degree behavior/learning disabilities program are able to pursue the following certification: Special Education General Curriculum P-12: Consultative.
Initial Certification Behavior/Learning Disabilities
Special Education General Curriculum P-12: Consultative
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- BLD Handbook
The Special Education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders offers a teaching certification sequence in special education for certification in Special Education General Education Curriculum: Consultative. This is a non-degree, initial certification program for students who already hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Students seeking admission to this initial certification program must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and have passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment or be exempt based on equivalent SAT, ACT or GRE scores.
For more information on courses, please view the catalog.View this program’s catalog entry