The Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education at the University of Maryland, in partnership with the Center for Innovation and Leadership (CILSE) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, is pleased to offer a new Certificate program which will equip educators to meet the needs of students with intensive behavior needs within various K-12 settings. This blended learning program includes online courses taught by a combination of Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of Maryland faculty and include on-site experiences at the Kennedy Krieger Institute to provide educators with interdisciplinary experiences and foster connection between developmental medicine and K-12 education. This program is designed for educators who work with students with intense behavioral needs and who wish to increase their skills while they continue to work.
Program Application Requirements:
· Must have tenure and/or 3 or more years of public-school teaching experience
· A resume/CV
· A statement of purpose
· A letter of support from the school district
· An interview with the admissions committee
For more information visit the graduate admission requirements webpage.
EDSP 613: Principles of Behavior Management (Online)
EDSP 402: Field Placement Severe Disabilities I (at Kennedy Krieger Institute)
EDSP 610: Neurodevelopment and Disability for Educators with Lab (Blended; Course work online, Lab at Kennedy Krieger Institute)
Summer Term 1
EDUC 645: Leading Instructional Improvements (Online)
EDUC 689: Practicum in Educational Administration and Supervision (Blended)
Summer Term 2
EDSP 675: Special Education Law and Policy (Online)
Fall 2021 deadline: August 10, 2021.
Visit the Department of Counseling, High Education and Special Education program handbooks and forms page.
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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.
Graduate students are required to submit various forms at specific points in the program and as part of the degree clearance process. Please refer to Steps Toward Graduation to determine the steps and forms that are required. The forms for use by graduate students are available here.