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Special Education

Our programs offered in the Department of Special Education provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with a wide range of students in a variety of settings to make a meaningful difference. There are two paths you could choose to pursue, either an Advanced Certificate in Special Education or an Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Both programs can be completed in as little as two semesters or up to two years.

Meet Christine Lang, Chair, Special Education

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Course Spotlight

Principles and Strategies of Classroom Management for Students with Disabilities

EDUC 548

This course provides educators with the fundamental knowledge needed for effective behavior management in the classroom.  Whether you are teaching in a general education or special education setting, managing classroom behaviors is an essential component to a positive learning environment.

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