Graduate Certificate in Special Education Cross-Categorical

This certificate prepares personnel to effectively implement evidenced-based practices for students with mild to moderate disabilities (i.e., learning disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders, intellectual disabilities). It enables educators to integrate all areas of curriculum to effectively assess and develop social competence benchmarks for students with special needs.


This program is recommended for students who hold an undergraduate degree in fields other than special education.  General education teachers who want to know how to better support the SPED students in their classrooms would benefit from this certificate program. 

Students complete a set 12 hour (4 courses) program of study. Courses can be taken in any order. Eligible students may or may not be concurrently enrolled in a graduate program.

Required Courses (12 Hours)
SPC_ED 7300Introduction to Special Education3
SPC_ED 7310Behavioral and Classroom Management3
SPC_ED 7370Literacy in Special Education3
SPC_ED 8330Advanced Teaching Mathematics in Special Education3

Online Graduate Program Director: Dr. Jena Randolph
Special Education
Graduate Student Services
303 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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