Why earn a special education certificate online at UND?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 1
Nov. 1


This part-time, flexible online Special Education undergraduate certificate is designed for parents, practitioners or professionals who work with individuals with learning and intellectual disabilities and emotional behavior disorders. It provides you with the skills and tools you need to effectively address the many and varied challenges they face.

Special Education at UND

  • Flexibility to learn on your schedule, with no set meeting times.

  • Real world experiential learning under highly qualified mentors/special education teachers.

  • Specialized Training for entry-level support staff.

  • Only a high school diploma is needed to apply.

  • Only certificate of its kind.

  • Coursework can be applied to a degree program.

Special Education Careers


Projected growth for special education teachers through 2028.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


The median pay for special education teachers.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job prospects for special education teachers are excellent due to the rising enrollments of special education students and shortages of qualified teachers. Job openings are expected as a result of teacher retirements or career changes.

Special Education Courses You Could Take