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Enhance Your Teaching Career with the Special Education Certification

If you are an educator looking to expand your areas of teaching expertise, the Special Education Certificate of Recognition (COR) is perfect for you. The Special Education COR is an 18-credit program specifically designed for those who already have initial teaching certifications in such areas as early childhood education, English education, or art education.

In addition to offering this course in a flexible, hybrid format, both in-class and online, IUP also offers two other tracks: the MEd in Education of Exceptional Persons with the Special Education certificate, or the MEd in Education of Exceptional Persons without certification.

In this program you will:

  • Earn the Special Education Certification without completing the MEd degree.
  • Take coursework related to characteristics of students with disabilities, effective instructional practice, and assessment.
  • Focus on either pre-K–8th grade level or 7th–12th grade. Those who focus in pre-K–8th grade will take a course on multidisciplinary collaborations, and those who choose 7th–12th grade will take a course on transition services.
  • Complete a practicum experience during the summer.

If you currently hold teaching certifications and are seeking additional certification in special education, you will develop a program of study based upon your coursework.

  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.