Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
Minnesota State University-Mankato

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities program is specifically designed to meet the MN Board of Teaching License Standards.  The program prepares educators to work with students within the field of special education that have developmental disabilities.  Courses are variable and may include:

  • Characteristics and Assessments: Students w/DCD
  • Methods and Behavior Strategies: Students w/DCD
  • Graduate Student Teaching: DCD
  • Initial Graduate Seminar: Special Education 
  • Advanced Graduate Seminar: Special Education


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission