Fundamentals of Special Education, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 18

Program Code: G041

The curriculum for this embedded certificate consists of six (6) graduate courses that are the most necessary and fundamental courses for persons who are interested in teaching individuals with disabilities but have not received their undergraduate degree or master's degree in Special Education.

Certificate Requirements

EDSP 5413Theories in the Education of Exceptional Children3
EDSP 5143Applied Behavior Analysis in School Settings3
EDSP 5183Advanced Assessment3
EDSP 5163Collaboration, Accommodations, and Modifications3
EDSP 5013Special Education Instructional Methods and Programs3
Choose 3 hours of graduate elective pertaining to the primary professional area of interest, as approved by adviser3
Total Credit Hours18

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.