Special educators play an essential role in the school community, and the need to stay current with research-based practices in the field is critical.

This Graduate Certificate in Special Education explores the latest strategies for helping students with a wide range of special needs. While gaining advanced skills that are immediately applicable in the classroom and your school, you’ll study how to develop effective learning and behavioral interventions, differentiate instruction, provide ability-appropriate accommodations, and collaborate with fellow educators to help special needs students meet their full potential. As you explore Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA), you’ll examine the advanced behavioral interventions critical in today’s classroom.


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  • “Certificate programs from the Riley College of Education and Leadership are designed to help educators like you update your skills as you advance your career. You can participate in Walden’s collaborative online environments as you share ideas with educators across the country.”

    Dr. Kelley Costner
    Associate Dean of Master’s and Undergraduate Programs
    The Richard W. Riley
    College of Education and Leadership

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Completion Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits

This certificate can be completed in as little as 8 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Education with a specialization in Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12).

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2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 12 total semester credit hours  $530 per semester hour $6,360
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $320
    Total $6,680
    Transfer up to 6 credits  $3,340
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $3,340

2013-2014 Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 12 total semester credit hours  $515 per semester hour $6,180
Books and Materials Estimated costs Included in tuition $0
Technology Fee  Per semester $160 $320
    Total $6,500
    Transfer up to 6 credits  $3,090
    Total with Maximum Transfer Credits $3,250

*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

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