Special Education Certificate of Completion

Program Contact: Judith Falaro, 203-582-8868

The Special Education Certificate of Completion is a 12-credit option for MAT program teacher candidates or for external applicants who hold a current teaching certificate from an approved institution of higher education and/or are practicing teachers. The certificate is not a degree or licensure program. External candidates may earn the certificate by completing 12 credits of online special education courses as listed below. Current certified teachers interested in the Special Education Certificate of Completion online program should contact QU Online.

For internal candidates for the certificate, 3 credits are earned as part of the required program of study for the MAT program. The additional 9 credits required for the Special Education Certificate of Completion are earned through two 4-credit online courses offered during the J-term, and a 1-credit independent study to be completed during the final semester in the program.

MAT program candidates interested in the Special Education Certificate of Completion should notify the coordinator of the Special Education Certificate of Completion program by Sept. 1 of their senior year (or the start of the first semester for candidates in the five-semester MAT program), as the first course in the optional program, SPED 545, is taken online during the J-term of the candidate’s senior year.

Special Education Certificate of Completion
Program of Study

SPED 545Introduction to the Exceptional Child4
SPED 552Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom3
SPED 567Independent Research in Special Education (required)1
Select one of the following:4
Specific Learning Disabilities: Identification, Instruction and Assessment (LD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Total Credits12