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    East Tennessee State University
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities Graduate Certificate

General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Fiona Goodyear;; 423-439-6148

Cynthia Chambers, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator

421A Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
(423) 439-7586


The Special Education Program offers a Certificate in Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities. The program provides advanced coursework directed at evidenced-based instructional practices for K-12 students with high incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, mild behavior disorders, mild intellectual disorders). For current teachers, this certificate program can lead to an additional teacher licensure in Modified Special Education

Admission to the Program

In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submission of a 2-page essay outlining past experience with individuals with disabilities and goals for acquiring a certificate in Special Education.

A student who applies and is accepted into the master’s program in Special Education with a concentration in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Advanced Studies in Special Education, may apply up to eighteen (18) credit hours from the Special Education: High Incidence Disabilities Certificate Program as the certificate program’s coursework aligns with the master’s degree program.

Course Requirements

Total Required for Program: 18 Credit Hours