Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities, Graduate Certificate*


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General Program Information


John J. Wheeler, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
510 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70547
(423) 439-4196
e-mail: wheelerjj@etsu.edu

Dawn Rowe, Ph.D., Interim Department Chair
423 Warf-Pickel Hall
PO Box 70547
Phone: (423) 439-7171
email: roweda@etsu.edu

The Special Education Program offers a Certificate in Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities. The program provides advanced coursework directed at evidenced-based instructional practices for K-12 students with low incidence disabilities (e.g., intellectual disorders, autism, multiple disabilities). For current teachers, this certificate program can lead to an additional teacher licensure in Comprehensive 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.

Articulation Agreement


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) credits from the Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities Certificate Program as the certificate program’s coursework aligns with the master’s degree program. Up to nine credits may be transferred from the Low Incidence Disabilities Certificate Program to another Special Education certificate program where applicable.

Special Education: Low Incidence Disabilities, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 18 credits


Required Courses 18 credits
TOTAL 18 credits

Note:


  • Students who have taken undergraduate equivalencies of the above courses may substitute such courses with coursework approved by the Graduate Coordinator and the student’s advisor of record.
  • Students who have taken graduate equivalencies of the above courses may transfer in nine (9) credits that are approved by the Graduate Coordinator and the student’s advisor of record.

Gainful Employment


*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see https://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/documents/gainfulemployment/special
_education_low_incidence_disabilities_graduate_certificate.pdf

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