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Special Education K-12 Orthopedic Impairments or Other Health Impairments

Program Details

All Special Education programs have identical coursework, and each program area requires student teaching within the identified special education disability. It is important for special education teachers to know about all disabilities.

Students in the Special Education – Orthopedic Impairments or Other Health Impairments program are preparing to teach Special Education classes in grades K-12. This program requires 51 credits, including in-person field experiences in many of the courses as well as a nine-week student teaching experience. Students must verify content proficiency through the passage of a state-approved content exam (AEPA).

A severe orthopedic impairment that adversely affects a child's educational performance. This certificate is designed for individuals who want to teach children with learning or physical disabilities. It requires in-depth knowledge of exceptional children, how children with disabilities learn, and the best strategies and methodologies for teaching exceptional students.


Post-Baccalaureate courses are designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any area) from an accredited university.

Accreditation & Licensing

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


Many states will NOT accept Arizona Certificates if there are deficiencies listed on the certificate.