Graduate Certificate in Differentiated Instruction in General Education Classrooms (15 credits)

In the ever-changing K-12 education environment, teachers often discover that they need additional preparation to work with diverse populations of children with different learning needs.  This four-course certificate program can provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to help all students learn effectively.

Admissions Requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, applicants must hold either a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or a postsecondary degree that is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree earned from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution;
  • There are no prerequisites for this certificate;
  • All courses apply to the Combined M.Ed. in Special Education with Instructional I Certification.  Please see an adviser about applying courses to other programs;
  • Students may take one course or all course offerings depending on your area of interest;
  • Students may request a Graduate Certificate upon completion of the required course work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Course Requirements:

To access graduate course schedules:

Course # 
Course Name  Summer
2012 Schedule
 2012 Schedule
SPLED 401  Motivating Exceptional Learners (4) N/A Fall 2012
SPLED 412  Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (4) N/A N/A
SPLED 425  Orientation to Human Variation & Special Education Services (4) N/A Fall 2012

Choose ONE of the following two courses based on your classroom setting and interests:
SPLED 404  Working With Families and Professionals in Special Education  (3) OR N/A N/A
SPLED 597  Special Topics: Evidence-based Instruction for Adolescents with Learning Difficulties: The Strategic Intervention Model (3) Summer 2012 N/A
SPLED 597  Special Topics:  Legal Issues in Special Education (3) N/A  Fall 2012

Getting Started

  • Courses are offered year-round in the evenings and on Saturdays.  Classes begin every semester
  • For information on how to apply, click here.

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