Graduate Certificate in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

The graduate certificate in special education for culturally and linguistically diverse learners is designed to enhance skills to meet the needs of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those with varying social and learning abilities. Students focus on the inter-relationships of school, home, and community to improve the quality of education for children with diverse needs. A holistic approach to the curriculum utilizes the latest research, theory, and data-driven best practices to prepare you to empower and improve the quality of learning for children with diverse needs.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in electives.

Required
SPED 6276Academic and Psychosocial Assessment of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student
SPED 6277Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities
Electives
12 credits from the following:
CPED 6221Developmental Reading: Emergent Literacy
CPED 6551Second Language Instructional Methods
CPED 6556Linguistic Applications in English as a Second Language
CPED 6627Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
SPED 6266The Development of Language and Literacy
SPED 6268Development of Children and Youth with Disabilities
SPED 6272Strategies for Inclusion: Addressing the Needs of Diverse Learners
SPED 6275The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Disabilities: Policy, Research, and Trends