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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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Kristen Nielsen, MSL
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Program Details

Standard Completion Time:
16-28 months Online



Program Credits:

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

Cost Per Credit:


Start Terms

  • August 29, 2022
    Online only
  • October 24, 2022
    Online only
  • January 2, 2023
    Online only
  • February 27, 2023
    Online only

Note: If you are interested in starting during a different term, please connect with your enrollment representative

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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

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  • Charter Schools
  • Public Schools
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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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