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.
Northgate School, a virtual simulation where you explore authentic scenarios in special education.
After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.
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Being able to exercise, rehearse, and express my ideas regarding my passion in education has been a reflective process. I realized we should all aim to effect positive social change in our communities. If we leave a positive mark, then our job has been done well!
Having a master’s degree that focuses on the specific age group I teach has been extremely valuable to my employer, my students, and me. I am a better-prepared teacher and better able to meet students’ needs because of my coursework through Walden.
Walden’s instructors are there to assist in your education. You are never alone in your journey.