Apply for a Certificate in Foundations of Special Education

Students wishing to apply for the SPED Certificate program should apply during fall of their Junior year.

SPED Certificate Application Process

  • Complete at least 1 credit of SPED 420 (or have a Petition to Waiver on file w/ the SPED Certificate coordinator), and SPED 407, and 411 (5/7 required credits) with a minimum grade of “B-” or P.
  • Schedule a meeting with the SPED Certificate coordinator, Elisa Jamgochian,, to discuss and begin the application process.
  • Along with your application, you will submit a professional goal statement and two letters of recommendation.
  • Complete the Character Questionnaire and submit to the Program Coordinator in a sealed envelope. It will be opened and reviewed following admissions decision.
  • An initial interview and advising meeting with the Program Coordinator is also required.
  • Admitted students must have a signed program plan and verification of TSPC Background check.

SPED Licensure program application process (K-12)

  • Complete the Graduate School application.
  • Department Application waived, but students must be in good standing and have recommendation of program and practicum coordinators to continue with licensure.