• UD Search

Alternative Routes to Certification

Teacher of students with special needs

Through our Master’s Plus Certification Program (MPCP) you can earn a standard certificate in Exceptional Children as well as a master’s degree.

As schools strive to provide a relevant and challenging education for all their students, they rely more heavily on the specific skills of teachers who have gained expertise educating children with special needs.

Our two-year intensive graduate degree program accepts candidates who have earned a bachelor’s degree but haven’t taken education courses. While enrolled in MPCP, you would work during the first year as a full-time, paid paraprofessional in a special needs classroom and the second year as the full-time, paid special needs teacher of record – all while completing coursework for your standard certificate in Exceptional Children, as well as a master’s degree.

Click for further information

University of Delaware   •   Newark, DE 19716   •   USA
Phone: (302) 831-4598   •   © 2011