Graduate Certificate inSpecial Education
Your Special Education Degree Starts Here
Strengthen your ability and expand your toolbox to meet the needs of today’s special
education students. This certificate prepares teachers to successfully complete the
Mild/Moderate Special Education Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT). Requiring only
18 graduate level credit hours, this certificate provides the resources and research-based
knowledge you need to successfully teach today’s mild-to-moderate special education
You will graduate with the diagnostic methods, intervention strategies, and effective
teaching curriculum to reach students and counsel parents. More than this, our commitment
to educating your whole person—mind, body, and spirit—can truly set you apart by equipping
you with the latest strategies to help students with a wide range of special needs.
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HOW WILL A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVANCE MY CAREER?
Our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders will enable you to thrive as
a special education teacher in public or private schools. Your certificate will prepare
you to serve as in potential roles such as:
- K-6 School Teacher
- Middle School Teacher
- High School Teacher
WHAT DISTINCT COURSES WILL I TAKE?
To earn a Graduate Certificate in Special Education, you will take various courses
- Parents and Families of Students with Special Needs
- Effective Instruction/Mild/Moderate Disabilities
- Behavior Management Strategies
- Assessment and Program Planning
- Elementary Reading Methods
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO COMPLETE THIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM?
This program is 18 credit hours. You could complete this degree in as little as 12
months when you enroll full-time. We consider full-time enrollment for this program
as taking one 3-credit-hour course over a 7-week term, with 6 terms per year.
WHAT ABOUT ACCREDITATION?
ORU Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and utilizes the
same world-class curriculum as traditional courses.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS PROGRAM COST?
Our affordable tuition means your finances go further. In addition, many students
benefit from our interest-free payment plan. To view your cost, click here.
The Graduate School of Education also provides the following Graduate Scholarships.
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