Special Education, Graduate Certificate

Early Childhood Special Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
    Credits
  • $356.00
    In-State
  • $652.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

    Must be from an accredited institution

  2. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. A written personal statement

    Explain why you want to earn this graduate certificate, how it would enhance your professional goals and future work, and how the graduate certificate coursework complements your current or most recent college degree program.

  5. 3 letters of recommendation

  6. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees
  3. Apply and be admitted to the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
SPED 860Issues in Early Childhood Special Education3
Introduction to the history, philosophy, and research related to early intervention practices with children 0-5 years of age. Discussion of issues related to legal mandates, model programs, family involvement, integration, transitions, service delivery systems, teamwork and assessment for young children.
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
Prereq: Professional experience or completion of one practicum and/or field experience with young children (birth to age 5) or other individuals ages 5 to 21 years who have disabilities. Functions and interactions of both family and education systems. Impact of having a child with a disability on the normal and stressed family system. Promote family-professional partnerships in assessment and intervention for the child and/or student with an IFSP/IEP. Communication skills are reviewed and practiced for effective teaming among educators and for interviewing, consulting, collaborating and coaching with family members and other community team members.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$356.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$408.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1068.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1224.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$652.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$704.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1956.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$2112.75
Mackenzie Savaiano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice

Mackenzie Savaiano coordinates the graduate program in Visual Impairments and her courses focus on assessment, educational planning and instructional methods for teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs). Savaiano's primary interest is braille literacy.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.