Special Education Graduate Certificate: Instructional Strategist II (BD/LD)

Program Sequence for Cohort Program Beginning Summer 2022

Summer Year 1:

  • SpEd511: Foundations of Behavioral Disorders & Learning Disabilities (3)
  • SpEd 560: Classroom Management/Behavioral Support (3)

Fall Year 1:

  • SpEd515: Assessment of Children and Youth with Disabilities (3)

Spring Year 2:

  • SpEd 530: Evidence-based Practices in Behavior Disorders (3)
  • SpEd 540: Evidence-based Practices in Learning Disabilities (3)

Summer Year 2:

  • SpEd 570: Systems-level Services for Youth with Behavioral & Learning Disabilities(3)
  • SpEd 555: Career Education & Transition for Youth with Disabilities (3)

Fall Year 2:

  • SpEd 570: Systems-level Services for Youth with Behavioral & Learning Disabilities(3)
  • SpEd 591K: Supervised Field Experience, Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities K-12 (3)

Special Education Certificate: 12 Credit, Non-Endorsement

This program is a non-endorsement track for someone who wants to learn more in the field of special education. If a graduate student satisfactorily completes the curriculum of a minimum of 12 graduate credits from Iowa State University, they will be awarded a certificate in Special Education. Students must have a current teaching license. The credits should be selected from the following:

Must complete at least 3 credit hours (1 class) from the following list:

  • SpEd511: Foundations of Behavioral Disorders & Learning Disabilities (3)
  • SpEd515: Assessment of Children and Youth with Disabilities (3)
  • SpEd 560: Classroom Management/Behavioral Support (3)
  • SpEd 564: Collaborative Consultation (3)

Must complete at least 9 credit hours (3 classes) from the following list:

  • SpEd 530: Evidence-based Practices in Behavior Disorders (3)
  • SpEd 540: Evidence-based Practices in Learning Disabilities (3)
  • SpEd 555: Career Education & Transition for Youth with Disabilities (3)
  • SpEd 570: Systems-level Services for Youth with Behavioral & Learning Disabilities(3)
  • SpEd 591K: Supervised Field Experience, Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities K-12 (3)

Full course descriptions can be found in the Iowa State University course catalog