Special Education PK-12: Advanced Professional Certificate
The Advanced Professional Certificate in SPED PK-12 is a 19-credit certificate for those with a bachelor-level degree in any field which leads to recommendation for licensure to teach SPED.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to do the following:
- Explain special education policies, procedures and legal requirements regarding students with disabilities.
- Describe the range and multiple manifestations of disabilities and their effects on social and emotional development, communication skills and oral language development, motor skills, functional and independent living skills, employment-related skills, and self-advocacy skills.
- Design individualized educational programs that have a repertoire of instructional strategies, accommodations, assessment techniques and procedures that are appropriate for students with disabilities.
- Explain strategies for collaborating with families and other professionals to further student learning.
- Identify how to access resources and assistive technologies to support student learning, and to provide transition support to help students maintain continuous progress toward their educational goals.
Requirements for the APC in SPED include: bachelor-level degree in any field, 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and contact Christina Keaulana (firstname.lastname@example.org) for application.
Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) Info at a Glance
Advanced Professional Certificate (APC)
Year 1 (Fall)
Year 1 (Spring)
Year 2 (Fall)
Candidates must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher and earn a grade of C or better for all courses applicable to the certificate.
ED 330, 331, 332, 334, 335 each requires 22 hours of field experience in a SPED placement in the grade level of licensure they intend to pursue (PK-3, K-6, 6-12)
ED 393S (formerly ED 295, ED 295B, and ED 314B)