Special Education for General Education Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms Graduate Certificate



NEW! Graduate Certificate in Special Education for General Education Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms

The Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth, in the Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education Department, is pleased to offer a new Certificate program which will equip educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities in inclusive classroom settings. The skills gained through this program will equip participants to better serve ALL students in their schools.

This program is designed for professionals who wish to increase their skills while continuing to work. Scholars complete five online graduate classes consecutively.

Graduate Certificate Courses Online:
EDSP 600 Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities


EDSP 606 Advanced Study of Inclusive Practices in the Schools
EDSP 613 Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education
EDSP 615 Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth
EDSP 652 Curriculum & Instruction in Elementary/Middle School

Schedule - 5 Classes will be Taken Online Consecutively:
Spring Semester --  One course
Summer Session -- Two consecutive courses
Fall Semester -- One course
Spring Semester --  One course

The application process is open online for applicants. Students will be admitted on rolling basis


To Apply, go to:


Fill in:  Demographics
Fill in:  Contact Information
Fill in:  Educational Intent with the following information:
College/School: College of Education
Program of Study: Special Education for General Educators in Inclusive Classrooms
Degree: CERT GR
Area of interest 1,2,3: Not Applicable

Fill In: Previous Education: Enter all Institutions attended, undergraduate and graduate and upload (required)a copy of your transcript(s)
You must submit an official, sealed transcript for each. Mail to:

The Graduate School, University of Maryland
2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Fill in: Personal Information

Upload Required:  Statement of Purpose Writing Sample: Please discuss your current position, work or interest working with children with disabilities, and your reasons for applying to the certificate program. (3 to 4 paragraphs)

Fill in: Recommendations: Add a Provider - Only ONE Recommender(person) required. You MUST enter the name and email for the person who will provide your recommendation (required).

Check your Application for Errors

Pay:  Application Fee of $75


Hit: Submit Application 

For questions about the program, contact Dr. Page-Voth,

For questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application please contact:
Judy Foster, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services, College of Education
(301) 405-2359

After you apply for graduate admission you may check your application status by logging back into the online graduate application using your user name and password.

Questions regarding application reviews and decision recommendations should be directed to Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE). 

Please contact:
Carol Scott, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
(301) 405-8384


Dr. Tori Page-Voth - Certificate Program Director,

Carol Scott – Graduate Coordinator CHSE,

Students admitted to Graduate Certificate - Special Education are required to maintain continuous enrollment for courses as outlined in the plan of study. See Academic Policies for a Waiver of Continuous Registration or Leave of Absence

The Graduate Student Life Handbook provides information on academics, campus resources, finances, health, job opportunities, and information on how to get involved as a graduate student.

Graduate students in the College of Education are responsible for meeting University and the Graduate School policy, and for meeting Program requirements. The Graduate Catalog is the official listing of policies governing graduate education at the University of Maryland. The schedule adjustment policy is available from the Office of the Registrar and provides information on adding and dropping courses, penalties, and refund schedules.

*Students graduating should consult the Graduation & Commencement page.