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Online Special Education Certificate   

There are few careers that are as rewarding, demanding, exhilarating and challenging as that of a special education teacher. Currently, there is a critical shortage of special education teachers in the state of Colorado as well as across the country.

This hybrid CU Denver Special Education program (which includes online  courses, face-to-face  meetings as well as an internship), emphasizes the development of reflective practitioners. This program strives to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students.


What Makes This Special Education Program Unique?

  • Upon completion, you will be licensed in Colorado to teach children and youth, ages 5-21.
  • The CU Denver Special Education program is fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.
  • As the largest graduate School of Education in Colorado, you will be learning from influential, supportive, world-class faculty who are connected to the world of practice.


For a full list of online literacy courses that comprise the Certificate and important dates about the program, request more information about the  Online SPED program ... ​​​​​


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