Special Education - Post Baccalaureate Certification

MSU offers several post-baccalaureate certifications in special education. Each certification program provides two options, one for teachers who are currently certified in another area who want to gain special education certification in learning and behavior disorders or moderate to severe disabilities, and another for teachers who are already certified in one area of special education and want to obtain another certification.

You will gain certification to work with students with a range of mild disabilities (LBD: e.g. learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, behavioral disorders, etc.) or severe disabilities (MSD: e.g. severe intellectual disability, autism, multiple disability, etc.) in public school programs at any grade level.

Options

  • Special Education LBD (P-12) Certification
  • Special Education MSD (P-12) Certification
  • Special Education, Director, Certification

Program Requirements

Admission to Morehead State University, see MSU admission requirements. 

  • Unconditional admission to the program.
  • Successful completion of a prior teacher education program, and
  • Attainment of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in an undergraduate program of teacher preparation, or
  • Successful completion of a graduate program in education at either the initial or advanced level.

For a complete list of special education certifications program requirements and additional coursework information, visit the graduate catalog website.

Each certification program provides two options, one for teachers who are currently certified in another education area who want to gain special education certification in LBD or MSD, and another option for teachers who are already certified in one area of special education and want to obtain another certification. The following are curriculum maps for each option available.

Career Opportunities

Once certification is achieved, you will work with students who have learning and behavioral disorders and moderate and severe disabilities in any grade level.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help with your career search.

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