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.

Required Coursework12
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 Introduction to Cross-Categorical Disabilities
or EDU 357 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education: Curriculum Development

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.
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 in all 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.