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The Educational Professions Department offers an upper-division certificate in Secondary/Adult Generic Special Education. You are eligible to complete this certificate program if you are a currently enrolled undergraduate student earning secondary or K-12 teaching certification along with a major in your content discipline.
All candidates must complete application for each phase of the program and must meet all phase admission requirements.
If you have officially declared your intent to complete this certificate, you may count the nine graduate credits required towards your undergraduate degree.
If you already have a bachelor's degree and hold secondary or K-12 certification, you may attain dual certification through the M.Ed. in Special Education.
|EDUC 202||Foundations of Learning and Instruction *|
|PSYC 212||Adolescence and Adulthood|
|REED 317||Content Area Reading *|
|REED 418||Reading and Writing Connections *|
|SPED 451||Adapting Instruction in Diverse Classrooms *|
|SPED 462||Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Children|
|SPED 601||Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Exceptional Children|
|SPED 602||Assessment, Diagonsis, and Evaluation of Exceptional ChildrenInstructional Content and Practices for Exceptional Children|
|SPED 605||Communication and Collaborative Partnerships in Special Education Programs|
|Teaching Internship II: Secondary Education **|
|Teaching Internship: K-12 Programs **|
* Also required for secondary and K-12 teaching certification.
** Six of the 12 credits required for secondary / K-12 teaching certification must involve working with students with special needs.
*** Subject to change pending approval from the Maryland State Department of Education
Special Education Coordinator: Dr. Oma Gail Simmons / Phone: 301-687-4420
Click here to view the summary of requirements for a course of study offered by the Educational Professions department. (Education: Early Childhood/Elementary Program, Education: Elementary Program, Education: K-12 Programs, and Education: Secondary Programs.