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Special Education K-12 Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

Teachers certified to educate students with special needs must have a deep understanding of their social, emotional, and cognitive needs to effectively deliver a curriculum. Teachers must also be aware of seminal legislation and policies guiding special education instruction and keep up with current trends and issues for best practices. This graduate certificate will teach you research-based strategies and the applications of these strategies for today’s schools. 

At Queens, you’ll work directly with faculty who have decades of teaching and research experience and have been in your current position as K-12 educators as well as coaches, facilitators, specialty leaders, and administrators. As professional developers, they work with school administrators and teachers in local districts and schools. This ensures they keep current on standards, best practices, and recent education trends. 

Our certificate program allows you to add ‘Special Education K-12’ to your NCDPI License. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 15 credit hours

Average Completion Time: 10-12 months

Cost per credit: $550

Flexible Program: Online, hybrid, and in-person courses

How Can You Use This Certificate?

No matter your professional background, this certificate will position you for success and impact in a wide range of jobs, including:  

  • Educational Specialist 
  • Special Education Teachers 
  • Special Education Teaching Assistants 
  • Tutors 

Highlighted Courses

  • Introduction to Special Education (EDU 620) 
  • Disability Laws & Policies (EDU 621) 
  • Supporting SPED Students (EDU 622) 
  • Inclusive Education (EDU 623) 
  • Internship and Seminar in Special Education (EDU 624) 

Program Contact

Joseph Campos, M.B.A.

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