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Academic Programs | Certificate in Special Education

Special Education (Post Baccalaureate Certificate)

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The Graduate Certificate in Special Education will prepare you to work with students with a wide range of diverse needs. Trinity’s program focuses on evidence-based instructional strategies and data-driven best practices to enhance the skills needed to help those with varying social and learning abilities in today’s inclusive classrooms. Educators learn to develop effective behavioral interventions, differentiate instruction, and provide appropriate accommodations. Coursework will explore the intersecting relationships of school, home, and community and how they can work together to ensure all students meet their full potential.

Gaining a certificate from an accredited university can advance your career and put you a step closer to earning a degree! Trinity has small class sizes for individualized attention and faculty teach foundational knowledge in an applied format, integrating students’ work and life experiences with the course information. All coursework can apply towards a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Trinity.

Trinity’s faculty have extensive experience in a variety of special education areas and our courses are designed to provide you with the content knowledge and skills needed to enhance education opportunities for students with special needs.

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Featured Courses

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (15 credits) EDCI 650 Global and Ethical Perspectives EDTE 629 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities EDTE 630 Human Relations and Career Education in Special Education EDTE 634 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities EDTE 691 Practium in Special Education

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Career Paths

  • Teacher’s Assistant
  • Residential Facilities Staff
  • Transition Counselor
  • Special Education Advocate
  • SPED Teaching Endorsement for certified teachers

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  • Ivymount School
  • McKinley Middle School
  • Center City PCS

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Our program is state approved and nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.). Course syllabi and classroom activities reflect the standards of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (I.N.T.A.S.C.).

The College of Arts & Sciences offers the undergraduate degree in early childhood education in partnership with the School of Education.

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