Spark change with an online secondary teaching certificate in special education.
Be confident that you’re setting every student up for success in the classroom. With our Online Post-Professional Certificate in Special Education (6-12),* you will develop the experience needed to educate students with disabilities and promote successful outcomes after graduation. At William & Mary, you’ll better understand instructional design and methods, assessment practices as well as classroom management.
Gain the tools to navigate the unique challenges special education teachers navigate every day. Through coursework, you will build a foundation in:
- Individualized planning
- Collecting and using assessment practices to create change
- Reading and language education
- Teaching mathematics
- Behavior management
Help build stronger futures.
Secondary educators specializing in special education are critical for student success. With our online secondary teaching certificate, you will learn from faculty dedicated to instruction and research—while still keeping your full-time career.
Through this program, you can earn an additional endorsement in Special Education General Curriculum Secondary Education 6–12 from the Virginia Department of Education. Our certificate provides the necessary coursework to earn this add-on endorsement in the state, but you must already be a licensed teacher with an endorsement in English, history and social sciences, mathematics, biology, chemistry, Earth science, or physics.**
Specialization Courses (3 Credit Hours Each)
To earn a standalone Online Special Education (6-12) Certificate, you will need to complete the following 15 credit hours.
To earn a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Special Education 6-12, you must complete the following 5 courses and an additional 15 credit hours in core curriculum courses.
All online students will be required to complete a 0-hour orientation course to familiarize themselves with the online learning environment.