Earn your elementary teaching certificate in special education.
Your goal is to create an engaging and effective classroom experience for your students. With our Online Post-Professional Certificate in Special Education (K-6),* learn how to better design curricula, lesson plans and assessment strategies to support students with disabilities. At William & Mary, you’ll master instructional design and methods, assessment practices and classroom management, while developing the skills to address the challenges facing special education students within elementary school systems.
Through coursework, you will build a foundation in:
- Individualized planning
- Collecting and using assessment practices to foster change
- Reading and language education
- Teaching mathematics
- Behavior management
Meet a critical demand.
The need for qualified and adaptable educators in elementary schools is growing. With our online elementary teaching certificate, you can continue working full time and still learn from faculty who have dedicated their careers to research and instruction.
If you are already a licensed teacher with an endorsement in elementary education from the Virginia Department of Education, you can earn an endorsement in Special Education General Curriculum Elementary Education K–6. This certificate program provides the necessary coursework to earn this add-on endorsement in the state.**
Specialization Courses (3 Credits Hours Each)
To earn the Online Special Education (K-6) 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 K-6, 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.