Special Education Certification

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 $60.00 per credit registration fee.
  • CCPS will be billed for the courses at the current reimbursement rate ($750 for a 3 credit class). Those not eligible for tuition reimbursement will be billed $750 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 $250.00 per credit tuition directly to Goucher College).
  • Students who withdraw after the first class are subject to the withdrawal policies of Goucher College.

Program Plans

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Student Plan

Professional Development Certificate Student Plan