Special Education: Certification Only

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Supporting materials for the certification-only program should be sent to:

Special Education Coordinator
Education-Morrill Hall
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824

Students who already possess a Master's degree in Education or a related field may choose to complete the New Hampshire Department of Education approved Alternative One Certification-Only option. Applicants who do not possess a Master's degree or who are not concurrently enrolled in a Master's degree program will not be considered for the certification-only options.

On receipt of a complete application, faculty will call to arrange for an interview. Applications for the Master's degree and certification-only are accepted in the fall (November 1) and spring (February 1).

The following certification-only options are offered:

General Special Education

You must have a master’s degree or be concurrently enrolled in a master’s degree program to be considered for certification only in general special education.

Required Courses

Subject Course Number Title Credits
EDUC 850 Introduction to Exceptionality 4
EDUC 851A or B Teaching Exceptional Learners 4
EDUC 856 Supporting Families of Individuals with Exceptionalities 4
EDUC 900/901C Internship and Seminar in Special Educaiton 12
EDUC 939/940 Assessing and Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties 8

Reading methods coursework

Mathematics methods coursework

Special Education Administration

You must have a master’s degree and certification in general special education or be concurrently enrolled in a master’s degree program leading to general special education certification to be considered for certification only in this program.

Required Courses

Subject Course Number Title Credits
EDUC 850 Introduction to Exceptionality
EDUC 856 Supporting Families of Individuals with Exceptionalities 4
EDUC 939/940 Assessing and Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties 8
EDUC 938 Advanced Seminar in Special Education 4
EDUC 951 Laws and Regulations in Special Education 4
EDUC 956 Learning to Listen: Developing Positive Behavioral Supports for Students with Challenging Behaviors 4
EDUC 961 Public School Administration 4
EDUC 962 Educational Finance and Business Management 4
EDUC 964 Human Resources in Education 4
EDUC 974 Administrative Internship 4