Special Education, GCRT

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 18

Select six courses from the following:18
Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Planning, Compliance and Current Practices
Classroom and Behavior Management
Improving Literacy Skills of Individuals with Disabilities
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
Assessing Students with Disabilities
Transition Into Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities
Characteristics and Teaching Methods for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Reading & Writing Difficulties
Models of Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
Total Hours18

Admission Requirements

Admission to the 18-hour Special Education Graduate Certificate Program will require the following:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with a transcript documenting 3.0 or higher GPA in a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
  • A written Statement of Goals
  • A resume/vita
  • Passing score on the OGET
  • A 3.00 GPA on graduate work completed before applying to the OSU SPED program

An applicant who does not meet criteria for admission can be considered for provisional/probational admission. Provisional admission will constitute that applicants may be accepted on a provisional admission, potentially requiring candidates to take additional coursework/leveling courses as a prerequisite to the listed graduate certificate courses. Candidates admitted on a provisional basis will be reviewed for full admission pending completion of prerequisite coursework, earning a minimum of a “B” grade in all prerequisite coursework. Candidates admitted on a probational basis will be reviewed for full admission pending completion of initial graduate certificate coursework with an average 3.0 GPA.

Students may transfer up to 3 credit hours of graduate level special education coursework to the graduate certificate from an accredited college/university (if taken within 3 years prior to 18-hour graduate certificate application). The courses must have been completed with a letter grade of a “B” or better. All transfer credits must be approved by the student’s advisor and/or special education program coordinator.

Retention in the program requires students to maintain the Graduate College’s requirement of a GPA of 3.0 to maintain good standing (see http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/current_student/academic_progress.html).

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Special Education requires completion of the coursework in good standing (GPA of B, or 3.0).

Graduate College Certificate Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Graduate Certificate Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.