A minimum of 36 credit hours of approved graduate coursework is required. Including two culminating experiences, an internship and a master's project, where you'll examine a research question or topic focused on issues relating to students with disabilities.
You also can pursue an annotation in teaching students with severe and/or multiple disabilities. Students complete two additional courses in teaching students with severe/multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorders as well as 50 hours of field work.
We offer a variety of course formats, including online courses, hybrid courses that combine online education with face-to-face instruction, and traditional on-campus courses.
Our one-year program allows students to complete requirements at an accelerated pace. Students begin with online coursework during the summer and then complete the program in June of the following year.
All students bring different interest in certification areas, so program completion will vary based on the individual. We'll work with you to identify a timeline that best meets your need. We also welcome students who may be interested in adding courses for additional certifications.