Sixth Year Certificate in Special Education

The SYC in Special Education is an advanced professional degree for experienced Special Educators who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge of teaching and learning. For candidates who already hold an MA in Special Education, and are interested in a Sixth Year Certificate only, not pursuing initial or cross-endorsement certification, take the 30-credit SYC program outlined below. Students pursuing the SYC only are not eligible to take SE 0593 or SE 0594.

SE 0534Skill Development for Individualized Educational Plans3
SE 0537Curriculum and Methods for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
SE 0550Collaboration and Consultation for the Special Educator3
SE 0561Diagnostic Procedures in Special Education of Youth with Disabilities3
Select 18 elective credits from the following: 118
Research and Evaluation in Multidisciplinary Contexts
Language and Reading Acquisition for English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs
Augmentative Alternative Communications and Assistive Technologies
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions
Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances
Special Learners in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom
Principles of Structured Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development
Management Techniques in Special Education
Principles of Structured Literacy II: Essentials of Decoding and Encoding
Seminar in Special Education
Total Credits30
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These courses are recommended options and are available dependent upon the candidate's previous coursework, course availability, and career focus.