Program coordinator: Kristen Ritchey

For Delaware teachers pursuing K-12 Special Education or Autism and Severe Disabilities certification

  • Meet requirements for coursework in special education for Delaware certification
  • Complete in one year through part-time coursework
  • Offered 100% online, courses available year-round
  • Delaware teachers may also pursue the Online M.Ed. in Exceptional Children and Youth

Overview

Two courses of study are available to Delaware teachers who wish to complete coursework required for additional certifications in special education in an online format. These courses of study require 15 credits and can be completed in one academic year (spring, summer, fall). Students can view the 2017-2019 tentative schedule of courses.

Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12

  • EDUC 680: Educational Evaluation: Exceptional Children and Youth
  • EDUC 681: Techniques for Behavior Change and Positive Behavior Support
  • EDUC 757: Diagnosis and Instruction in Literacy: Grades 4-12.
  • EDUC 674: Special Education Instruction and Curriculum: Secondary OR
  • EDUC 754: Special Education Instruction and Curriculum: Elementary

One of the following:

  • EDUC 652: Introduction to Assistive Technology
  • EDUC 673: School-to-Adult: Life Transitions and Disability
  • EDUC 682: Special Issues in Special Education
  • EDUC 745: Collaborative Teaming in Special Education

Teacher of Students with Autism or Severe Intellectual Disabilities

  • EDUC 624: Introduction to Autism and Severe Disabilities
  • EDUC 625: Special Education Instruction and Curriculum: Autism/Severe
  • EDUC 626: Functional Communication for Individuals with Autism and Severe Disabilities
  • EDUC 681: Techniques for Behavior Change and Positive Behavior Support
  • EDUC 729: Behaviorally Based Teaching Practicum

Enrollment

To enroll the above courses of study or for additional information, please contact program coordinator Dr. Kristen Ritchey. Once the program coordinator and/or instructor of the course approves the enrollment, you may register for courses through the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies as a continuing education student. Formal admission to the university is not required.

Upon Completion

Upon completion of the course of study leading to certification, the candidate should complete the online application for certification through the Delaware Educator Data System (DEEDS) and send an official transcript, showing completion of the courses, directly to the Delaware Department of Education.

Delaware Department of Education
Certification Office
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904

Upon completion of the course of study leading to a salary increment, the candidate should complete the online application for a salary increment through the Delaware Educator Data System (DEEDS) and send an official transcript, showing completion of the courses, to their school district for approval. Upon approval by the school district, the information will be forwarded to the Delaware Department of Education.

Visit courses of study offered to certified teachers for complete information on all available courses of study.