Learning Disabilities


Program Title

Learning Disabilities

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Award Type

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Program Level


Instruction Mode

On Campus, Online Exclusive - Asynchronous

Program Description

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. A program that focuses on the design of educational services for children or adults with specific learning disabilities which adversely affect their educational performance and that may prepare individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in identifying students with specific learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising students with specific learning disabilities, counseling, and applicable laws and policies.



College of Education and Learning Design




Free Form Requisites

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is not required.

  • 2.75 GPA over the last two years of undergraduate program.

Program Requirements

This program provides coursework for a graduate certificate that may lead to teacher licensure. \

Core (19 credits): SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 515, SPED 516, SPED 519, SPED 531.

Specialization (13 credits): SPED 521, SPED 679, SPED 680, SPED 681, ED 647.

Additional Requirements for Students with Secondary and K-12 Licenses: SPED 513, SPED 518.


All students seeking licensure must complete a practicum in their chosen area(s). See department website for information regarding practicums as well as licensed and unlicensed candidates.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes


Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and history and context of developmental disabilities as a foundation on which to base practice.


Understands referral, assessment, planning, and placement procedures specific to teaching student with developmental disabilities.


Understands how to use individual education plans to design and implement developmentally appropriate instruction for students with developmental disabilities.


Communicates and interacts with students, families, other teachers, and the community to support student learning and well-being.


Applies the standards of effective practice in teaching students with developmental disabilities through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences.

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