Special Education (Adolescence)
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.
If you have completed an Adolescence Education certification in a prior degree program, the program will allow you to build on your knowledge and teaching skills. You will be prepared for Teaching Students With Disabilities Generalist, Grades 7-12 certification. You can also earn an extension in the content area of your original Adolescence Education certification.
You will study psychological and social factors, along with proven techniques for teaching young adults at these grade levels who have 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.