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Dive deep and master your craft of Special Education.

Build on your pedagogical expertise to become a specialized teacher of students with diverse learning needs. The innovative online Special Education program offers the busy teacher a rich and thorough curriculum through a flexible, virtual learning community.

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Do you have questions you need answered about the program and the admissions process? Schedule an appointment below or call or text your Adult & Graduate Enrollment Representative, Stephen Robson, MS, call 585.594.6603 or text 585.902.2935.


Start Terms

  • October 23, 2023
    Online only
  • January 1, 2024
    Online only
  • February 26, 2024
    In person only

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Program Details

8-week semesters

16-28 months

Under 20 students

Professional Certification 33 credits
Initial Certification 36 credits
Initial Certification with a Concentration in Multiple and Severe Disabilities 39 credits


Career Outlook


  • Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher


  • Rochester City School District
  • Charter Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools


  • Rochester City School District
  • Charter Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Program Highlights

Multiple and Severe Disabilities annotation

Various program tracks depending on initial certification

In-depth study of brain functions and practices that increase learning connections

Focus on digital and assistive technology to increase student engagement

Alumni Making A Difference

Kendra Zaffuto

Kendra Zaffuto ’14

Math and Social Studies Teacher, Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women

Daisy Algarin

Daisy Algarin ’16

5th Grade ELA, PUC Achieve Charter School

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Adult and Graduate Admissions - 585.594.6600 | 800.777.4792 (toll free) - AGE-Admissions@roberts.edu