The Certificate in Special Education offers a sequence of graduate-level coursework in a concentrated area of 18 hours. This focused study is ideal for regular and special educators seeking plus 18 or plus 30 advancements, and can provide the requisite courses for add-on certification in emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, mental disabilities, or multi-categorical disabilities. These areas of certification are critical needs in South Carolina and across the nation.
Applicants are required to submit a non-degree application, graduate transcripts (if any) and teaching certificate. Additionally applicants must request a “file evaluation for adding a certificate area” from the SC Office of Educator Certification, and submit the written results to their program advisor before the completion of six graduate credits. Requirements to apply include - earned BA or BS degree, 3.o GPA, provide a statement of goals, provide a teaching certificate. The application can be found here: https://www.applyweb.com/apply/cofc/indexa.html
Coursework for the certificate is aligned with South Carolina's licensure requirements:
Coursework may be adjusted/substituted with your advisor based on your certification and professional needs. We advise educators seeking add-on certification to request their official list of coursework needs from the South Carolina Department of Education: http://www.scteachers.org/cert/
For information about this new Certificate Program, contact: Dr. Angela Cozart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information or inquiries about special education programs or coursework, contact any of the special education faculty members.