The Fast Track Special Education Certification is a program for those who have a bachelor’s degree in another field and would like to become certified special education teachers. There are two specializations available. In one specialization, you earn your certification in four semesters (six months) and then complete 12 months of student teaching. In the other specialization, you work as a paraprofessional for four semesters, earning your certification and then becoming eligible for a master’s degree in education. Both specializations lead to an initial certificate and the possibility of obtaining a master’s degree.
Jump-start your career with our Fast Track Special Education Certification. Our program helps you make the transition to special education in just seven months, equipping you to tackle your new role and make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
Benefit from the guidance of our expert faculty, who have years of experience both in the classroom and as leaders in their field. Take advantage of our curriculum that provides support and instruction tailored to your needs as a special educator.
Our Fast Track Special Education Certification can be completed in one semester or spread out over two semesters in order to better fit your schedule, no matter how busy it may be. You will also have the choice to take online classes through Canvas or attend face-to-face classes at our campus. Either way, we are here for you every step of the way.
First, our experienced educators will guide you through a series of intensive courses that cover all the important basics of teaching special needs students. You’ll learn about disabilities and disorders, as well as how to accommodate students with severe social and functional impairments. And you’ll learn how to create an inclusive classroom environment where every student can thrive.
Once you’ve passed these courses, we’ll send you out in the field to do some hands-on training at a nearby school or daycare center.
This program is specifically designed for professionals who want to become special education teachers. In this program, you will learn how to develop and implement lessons that meet the needs of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. You will also learn how to collaborate with other educators, parents, and specialists to create Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students.
When you graduate from this program, you’ll have a clear understanding of what it takes to be successful as a special education teacher. Best of all, our program is designed so that you can earn your certification while continuing to work in your current job.
When you complete the course and pass the exam, you’ll be a certified specialist in special education—and no matter what field you’re in, your responsibilities will include dealing with students with special needs as well as traditional students. We want to make sure you’re prepared with the right knowledge and training to handle any situations that arise.
Not only will you earn your teaching certificate, but you’ll also get the hands-on experience that prepares you to become a successful classroom teacher who connects with students, supports them academically, and helps them reach their full potential.