Special Education
 for Certified Teachers

The success of all children depends on the quality of both special education and general education. This cohort is designed for certified general educators who wish to add special education certification. The cohort will focus on instruction in the written, taught, and assessed curriculum and assessment system, including Common core State Standards and Universal Design for Learning. It will help teachers provide support for special education students in the general education classroom.


  • The courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate.  All teachers will pay a $25.00 per credit registration fee.
  • HCPS will be billed for the courses at the current reimbursement rate ($900 for a 3 credit class). Those not eligible for tuition reimbursement will be billed $900 per 3 credit course.
  • Participants are required to complete each course in the cohort with a grade of B or higher. (Any participant who does not complete the course or does not earn a grade of B or higher will be responsible for payment of the $300.00 per credit tuition directly to Goucher College).
  • Students who withdraw after the first class are subject to the withdrawal policies of Goucher College.

Course Offerings

If you need to customize this schedule to comply with your school system tuition reimbursement requirements, please contact Ava Norris at Ava.Norris@goucher.edu or 410-337-6488.



Fall 2015

ED 690.600 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I (General) (3 credits), Wednesday  Sept. 2 -- Dec. 16, 4:30- 6:25, Van Meter 209, Goucher College

ED 690.601 Curriculum Design and Adaptations for Students with Special Needs I (General) (For Early Childhood Teachers (3 credits), Tuesday, 4:30- 6:25, Sept. 8-Dec. 8, Van Meter G-07, Goucher College

Program Plans

How to Apply?

This cohort is available to the first 10 students to apply and be accepted. To apply, complete the cohort application/registration form and return it to the address below with a copy of your teacher certification, or a transcript from your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate course of study.

Graduate Programs in Education in the Welch Center
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
Ph: 410-337-6047 | Fax: 410-337-6085