Special Education Certificate – Undergraduate

The School of Education at Biola University offers an online institution-sponsored 12-credit certificate in Special Education which can be embedded into the Liberal Studies, Elementary Education major and the Liberal Studies, Multidisciplinary major as a concentration. This certificate will equip a school teacher to better serve special needs students in his/her classroom. Additionally, if a candidate later desires to go into full-time special education, this certificate may provide a head start in a credential program. Candidates completing the Special Education Certificate coursework will enjoy 12 credits of focused study in special education, including fieldwork in local schools and the development of competencies that assist the candidate in working with student study teams, systematic data collection, objective reporting, and modification and accommodations to support students with mild to moderate learning disabilities in the regular classroom. The institution-sponsored certificate requires that all coursework be passed with a grade of "B-" or higher.

Curriculum Requirements

Prerequisite Courses
LEDU 301Introduction to Teaching3
Program Courses
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Select 12 credits from the following:12
Issues in Special Education
Assessment and Evaluation of Exceptional Learners
Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
Behavior and Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Total Credits15