Why earn a special education undergraduate certificate?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 1
Nov. 1


This part-time, flexible undergraduate certificate is designed for parents, practitioners or professionals who work with individuals with learning and intellectual disabilities and emotional behavior disorders. Earn your certificate in special education online or on-campus. Either way, it provides you with the skills and tools you need to effectively address the many and varied challenges students face.

Jobs in Special Education

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 certificates equip teachers with the skills on how to teach disabled students in accessible and effective ways. Like all teachers, you will need to be licensed, both as a teacher and special ed instructor, with some states offering specialized certification for different types of disabilities. The requirements for receiving certification as a special education teacher vary by state.

Undergraduate Certificate in Special Education 

  • 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.

Required Special Education Certificate Courses