Special Education, Certificate of Advanced Study

This program prepares candidates for a variety of roles working with children and adolescents with exceptional needs. It is designed for students with master's degrees seeking an LBS I endorsement (preK to age 21) on the Professional Educator License. Visit Licensure and Endorsement at NLU for more details.

In addition to National College of Education Graduate Admissions Requirements, applicants must:

Program Details:

  • Requires 34–37 SH for completion
  • Please note, any candidate who wishes to teach in a preK special education setting must have completed SPE 510, SPE 532, SPE 533 and SPE 534
  • Requires practicum

Required Courses

CAS Core - SH

EDL 546Perspectives and Administration of Educational Policy

3

Program Requirements - 31-34 SH

SPE 500Introduction to and Methods of Teaching Students with Disabilities

3

SPE 506Frameworks, Perspectives, and Collaboration in Special Education

3

SPE 545Assistive Technology

2

SPE 502Language Development and Challenges in Children and Adolescents

2

or

SPE 526Expressive Language Difficulties: Impact on Academic Learning

2

and

SPE 503Collaborative and Consultative Teaming and Teaching

3

SPE 508Literacy Across the Curriculum for Students with Disabilities

3

SPE 501Educational and Diagnostic Assessment of Exceptional Children and Adolescents

3

SPE 509Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners

3

SPE 523Teaching Students with Math Disabilities

3

SPE 507Methods of Social/Emotional Support

3

SPE 527Differentiated and Individualized Curriculum and Instruction

3

SPE 592CPracticum/Teaching Children and Adolescents with Special Needs

2 TO 6

Notea: SPE 500 may be waived per advisor. SPE 592C must be taken for 3 semester hours.