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Special Education Certificate

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The Early Childhood Special Education Certificate focuses on working with children from infancy through middle childhood in diverse learning environments.

Course work defines the field of special education, exploring the growth, development, and guidance of children with special needs. Additionally, courses examine characteristics, causes, expressions, prevention, and management of challenging behaviors, as well as methods of inclusion in educational settings and assessment of educational strategies, family involvement, and services for children with exceptionalities.

Students who complete these courses are eligible to earn a certificate in Special Education.  The Special Education certificate will prepare the student to work with young children with special needs.


Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: EDU

First Semester

EDU 144
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 145
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 259
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

EDU 146
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 221
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 248
3 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.

  • 18 Total Credit Hours Required