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.