Multicategorical Special Education
This graduate online program prepares professional educators who can work with children and adults with special needs across the areas of mild/moderate mental impairments, specific learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders. This graduate level program prepares special education teachers to engage in current research-based practices and to provide high quality educational programs and services in elementary and/or secondary schools. Please visit the mission and philosophy page to read more concerning the mission of this specific program.
This program is available online nationwide and in approved international areas.
The WVU Multicategorical Special Education Program offers the following options:
Masters Degree in Special Education with Certification
in Multicategorical Special Education Grades K-6 or 5-Adult
Masters Degree Only in Special Education
with area of concentration in Multicategorical Special Education
Request information from firstname.lastname@example.org or direct questions to 304-293-3450.
The master’s degree with certification program leads to initial certification or
additional endorsement in Multicategorical Special Education in West Virginia,
which includes students with mild/moderate mental impairments, specific learning
disabilities, and emotional /behavioral disorders. Individuals with prior certification
in early childhood (K-4) or elementary education (K-6 or K-8) earn an endorsement
for grades K-6. Individuals with prior certification in biology, chemistry, English,
general science, mathematics, physics, reading education or specialist, and/or
social studies earn an endorsement for Grades 5-Adult. Individuals who hold another
certification earn initial certification in grades 5-Adult only and also must
content endorsement for special educators in English, mathematics, biology,
general science, or social studies. Those without prior certification are only
eligible to complete the 5-Adult program. This program qualifies as an alternative
certification program in West Virginia..
WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, while the program
is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
(NCATE) and meets professional standards of the Council for Exceptional Children