Special Education (Adolescence)

Graduate: Master's

School of Education & Human Services

As children with disabilities grow into adolescents, their changing educational needs and developmental challenges require the commitment of teachers who understand this age group. If you are looking to be an adolescence education instructor teaching young people of different learning abilities, consider this program.

Program Description

Enroll in this program if you have no prior certification and are seeking both Adolescence Certification and Certification in Special Education at the graduate level. Note that you must have an approved concentration in English, math, social studies, business, science or a language.

The program prepares you for Adolescence (Grades 7-12) and Special Education certification (SWD 7-12). You will study psychological and social factors along with techniques proven effective for teaching young adults at these grade levels with diverse learning needs. Coursework includes human growth and development in adolescence, transition issues for students with disabilities, autism spectrum and intellectual disabilities, and differentiated instruction for diverse learners.


The graduate special education programs offer flexibility to enroll full-time or part time to meet your scheduling needs.

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