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2022-23 NSU Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 NSU Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Special Education Certificate

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OSRHE Program Code: 195
CIP Code: 131013
Certificate Code: 6882

Special Education-Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), M.Ed. Embedded Certificate

The Special Education Graduate Certificate consists of six courses designed to provide educators with the theory, methods, and practice of teaching, behavior management, curricular development, assessment, and Universal Design for Learning techniques for students with disabilities. The graduate certificate is embedded in the Master of Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorder program.

At least 25 percent of the coursework applied to this embedded certificate must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Utilize multiple methods of assessment and data-sources in making educational decisions.
  2. Apply foundational knowledge of the field and their professional Ethical Principles and Practice Standards to inform special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession.
  3. Collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities.
  5. Select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities.
  6. Create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with exceptionalities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and self-determination.

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