Graduate Certificate in Special Education Services and Supports

The Graduate Certificate in Special Education Services and Supports is designed for individuals who do not have or are not pursuing a degree in a human services field and are interested in working with children and adolescents (age 3-17) with diagnosed developmental disabilities in the home and community setting. Students who do have or are pursuing a degree in a human services field may complete the Certificate in Habilitative Services and Supports. Approved human service degrees include the following: counseling and guidance, psychology, nursing, education/special education, sociology, child development/human development, social work, therapeutic recreation, marriage and family therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology/communication disorders, art therapy, dance therapy, music therapy and behavioral sciences/ABA.

Department Name: Department of Early and Special Education

Official Certificate Name: Graduate Certificate in Special Education Services and Supports

Certificate Type: Graduate Certificate

What can I do with this certificate?

Students who either a) complete the Certificate in Habilitative Services and Supports and have a degree in a human services field, or b) complete the Certificate in Special Education Services and Supports and have a bachelor’s degree in any field will complete the coursework requirements to work for a developmental disability agency as a 3-17 Habilitative Interventionist teaching adaptive skills and supporting the development of pro-social behaviors.

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Costs and Scholarships

Boise State provides an affordable, quality education to improve your future. Scholarship opportunities are available for residents and nonresidents, making it even more affordable to attain a quality education.

The College of Education also offers a range of scholarship opportunities. 

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