Special Education (Microcredential)

The Special Education Microcredential was created for individuals with a special needs child, a special education para professional in a school, or an individual who is unsure of their ability to obtain a higher education degree.

Students who choose this microcredential program will have no more than 3 years from admission or subsequent declaration to meet the requirements listed below. If certification, accreditation or statutory requirements change and additional requirements become effective during this time, the new requirements take precedence.  

Required Coursework
EDU 202Introduction to Education3
EDU 315Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child3
EDU 370Behavior Management3
Choose 1 of the following:
EDU 150Psychological Development for Children & Adolescents for Educators3
or EDU 308 Multicultural Education
or EDU 352 Mild/Moderate Disabilities: Law, Characteristics, and IEPs
or EDU 357 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education: Curriculum Development
Total Credit Hours12

Program Requirements

  1. A grade of C or higher in all courses
  2. Admission to the Education Department and EDU 203 Participation in Teaching I prerequisites will be waived for microcredential courses.

University Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 9 credit hours (transfer coursework will not be accepted).
  2. Earn a GPA of at least 2.0 in the required coursework.
  3. Transfer coursework will not be accepted for a microcredential.
  4. Degree-seeking students cannot earn a microcredential in the same area as their major, emphasis, or concentration.
  5. Degree-seeking students must earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond their major, emphasis, concentration, and general studies requirements.
  6. Participate in required departmental and campus-wide assessments.