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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Special Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

234111 USD/year
234111 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Graduate Certificate in Special Education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas targets both part-time and full-time graduate students who wish to develop specialized knowledge in one of five special education strands: autism, learning disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, gifted, intellectual disabilities.

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Each strand is relevant for those who work with individuals with disabilities or gifts and talents in a school setting, community setting, day care, or home-based setting. Each of the five strands is comprised of 15-credits that provide a strong knowledge base and pragmatic-practice base. The Graduate Certificate in Special Education is offered at University of Nevada, Las Vegas .

Hours earned for each of the five strands may be applied to a degree program in special education at the master’s or doctoral degree levels. Hours earned in the master’s or doctorate programs in special education may not be used toward the certificate. Each certificate strand requires 15 credit hours.

Available Options

  • Autism Track
  • Emotional Behavioral Disorders Track
  • Gifted Track
  • Intellectual Disabilities Track
  • Learning Disabilities Track

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development
  • Parent Involvement in Special and General Education
  • Creativity in Gifted Education
  • Medically Related Aspects of Disabilities

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited university. The student also must complete and submit the Graduate Certificate in Special Education (indicating the strand of study) application through the Graduate College. 
  • This should include a letter indicating the purpose of the study in the certificate strand selected. Accepted students can begin taking courses the term following acceptance.

Tuition Fee

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    234111 USD/year
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  • National

    234111 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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