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Special Ed. K-12 Cert.
Special Education K-12 Certificate Online

Program Overview


This program is designed for Arkansas educators who seek to acquire an Arkansas K-12 Special Education Teaching License. The program builds on previous degrees through our curriculum-intense courses and is designed to provide an accelerated, affordable route to obtaining licensure.

icon $306.25 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 24 months* Program Duration
icon 21* Credit Hours
icon $306.25 Per Credit Hour
icon As few as 24 months* Program Duration
icon 21* Credit Hours
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As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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Tuition


Our Special Education K-12 Certificate online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $306.25
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Tuition Per Course $918.75
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$268.00 $38.25 $306.25 $804.00 $114.75 $918.75

Calendar


Our Special Education K-12 Certificate online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2018 7wk 10/15/2018 12/7/2018 9/24/2018 10/1/2018 10/5/2018 10/12/2018 11/14/2018
Spring 2019 7wk 1/14/2019 3/1/2019 12/3/2018 12/10/2018 1/5/2019 1/11/2019 2/19/2019
7wk 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 2/18/2019 2/24/2019 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 4/17/2019
Summer 2019 5wk 5/28/2019 6/28/2019 5/6/2019 5/13/2019 5/17/2019 5/24/2019 6/14/2019
5wk 7/1/2019 8/2/2019 6/10/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/19/2019
Fall 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
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Admissions


Students interested in the Special Education K-12 Certificate online program should review the full admission requirements below.

  • A master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • A written commitment from an educator who will function as your mentor during the degree program. Applicants should review the qualifications and responsibilities with their chosen mentor prior to having the mentor complete the Mentor Form.

For further information concerning admissions, contact A-State Online Services at 866-881-3168, or email the Graduate Admission Coordinator.

Note: It will take approximately three weeks for A-State to make a decision on your application. If you have questions during that time, you can use our Self Service feature, which allows you to see when transcripts and teaching certificates reach our offices. When you receive your decision letter, it will provide instructions for enrolling yourself into the program and downloading the necessary software. If you have questions during this process, please call us at 866-621-8096 866-621-8096.

Arkansas State University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Arkansas State University, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Students in the Special Education K-12 Certificate online program must complete the following seven courses (21 credit hours). Those seeking licensure in Arkansas must complete an Arkansas History requirement.

ELSE 6023: Characteristics of Individuals with Disabilities

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Advanced in-depth study designed to develop knowledge of the characteristics and issues related to individuals with disabilities.

ELSE 5043: Educational Diagnosis and Assessment in Special Education

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A study of the principles and practices for assessment and identification of individuals with disabilities. Administration of formal and informal assessment instruments, and interpretation and reporting of assessment data is emphasized.

ELSE 6053: Educational Procedures for Individuals with Mild Disabilities

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A study of models for the planning and delivering of instruction to students with disabilities who require an individualized general curriculum Includes techniques and materials for teaching reading, math and writing.

ELSE 6163: Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This provides a basis of understanding and addressing behavior challenges of diverse learners. In this course a range of issues, concepts and practices centering on Positive Behavior Interventions and support (PBIS) in school, communities, and other social settings.

ELSE 6073: Educational Procedures for Individuals with Moderate-Profound Disabilities

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A study of the basic methods and materials to facilitate skill development for individuals who require an individualized functional independent living curriculum.

ELSE 6183: Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A comprehensive, research-based study and overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

ELSE 6193: Special Ed Lab Experiences

Duration: 10-14 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Special Education Laboratory Experience is the internship component of the MSE in Special Education K-12 program. Candidates will develop and implement field-based projects for the purpose of applying the knowledge and skills sets obtained in all courses leading up to the Laboratory Experience course. Implementation of projects will take place in a special education setting to provide an opportunity for candidates to work with students with exceptionalities. Emphasis is on practical application of theoretical methods. Prerequisites: Passage of Special Education Praxis II and permission from advisor. The course length varies by term: 10 weeks for summer,14 weeks spring and fall terms.

Applicants seeking an Arkansas teaching license by reciprocity who hold a valid license from another state in Childhood (P-4), Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Childhood (4-8), or Secondary Social Studies (7-12) must meet an Arkansas History requirement by documentation of the successful completion of three (3) college credit hours in Arkansas History at an accredited college or university OR a 45-hour professional development piece in Arkansas History through Arkansas IDEAS. Applicants holding a valid license in areas other the four mentioned above do not have to meet the Arkansas History requirement. HIST 3083 History of Arkansas (offered in summer terms only) meets the Arkansas history requirement.

HIST 6333: Seminar in Arkansas Studies

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Intensive research seminar covering various aspects of Arkansas history.

*Depending upon prior completed graduate work, students may take fewer courses resulting in a faster completion time. Students who have previously completed the P-4 or 4-12 program of study have already taken four of the seven required classes for a K-12 license.

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