Special Education - Academic and Behavioral Strategist (Graduate Certificate)

Special Education - Academic and Behavioral Strategist (Graduate Certificate)

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Special Education - Academic and Behavioral Strategist (Graduate Certificate)

Special Education - Academic and Behavioral Strategist (Graduate Certificate)

The Academic and Behavioral Strategist certificate program provides you with knowledge of behavior theories and practices in special education. You will study the assessment and management of behavior problems in the classroom, learn about assistive technology for students with special needs and learn how to administer and interpret tests used to identify students with developmental and learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.

Program Highlights

  • Provides an overview of collaboration methods for working with agencies, staff and multicultural populations.
  • Includes an internship in an elementary school program for students with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • Students admitted for fall, spring and summer terms.
  • The program can be taken as a student guest by students who only need one or two classes to meet the licensure requirements.
  • Meets education requirements to seek Minnesota licensure upon completion of the program. 

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

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Gainful Employment

Certain undergraduate and graduate certificates at St. Cloud State prepare students for employment in specific fields and do not result in a degree. Federal law requires publication of data associated with those programs of study, including approximate program costs, program length and employment statistics. The Minnesota State Chancellor's office has provided this report containing the aforementioned information for all required programs.

Applicants to this program must complete and attach the Gainful Employment acknowledgement form (PDF) as a part of their application for admission.

Special Education - Academic and Behavioral Strategist (Graduate Certificate)

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Bradley Kaffar

Popular Careers

  • Elementary teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Education specialist

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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