Graduate Certificate in Special Education
East Tennessee State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Special Education provides advanced coursework directed at evidence-based practices for young children and K-12 students with disabilities.  This program can lead to additional teacher licensure.  Students can choose from three concentrations:

  • High Incidence Disabilities
  • Low Incidence Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Special Education


  • 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

Special Accreditation

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges