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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 developmental delays.

Students who complete these courses are eligible to earn a certificate in Special Education.  The Special Education certificate will prepare the student to provide early childhood educational services to special needs populations.

Courses requiring a grade of C or better:  EDU

First Semester

EDU 146
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 144
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 145
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

EDU 248
3 Credit Hour(s)
EDU 154
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

EDU 221
3 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2016-17 catalog.

  • 18 Total Credit Hours Required