Admission and Program Requirements

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Certificate in Special Education Technology and Innovation

Reesha Adamson, Program Director
Park Central Office Building, Room 103

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Technology and Innovation provides a 9-hour graduate-level experience for school administrators, teachers, and individuals working at the school building level. The program provides specific knowledge about differentiation and embedding technology and assistive technology to meet the needs of students with disabilities and other diverse learners in educational environments. The certificate is interdisciplinary in nature and provides competencies in various types of instructional and assistive technology. This certificate also will contain the opportunity for acquisition of nationally recognized micro-credentials commonly recognized by educational community. This certificate is a Missouri State University certificate and does not meet Missouri State Certification requirements for teaching.

Admissions criteria

  1. Completion of the baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. A personal statement that addresses the applicant's professional career goals and how the program will help accomplish these goals.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. A brief resume or curriculum Vita.
  5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 79 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 6.0 on the International English Language System (IELTS).

Required courses - 9 hours total

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SPE 779 Application of Technology in Special Education 3 hrs
SPE 784 Advanced Procedures in Teaching Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities 3 hrs
SPE 787 Advanced Behavioral Analysis and Intervention 3 hrs