Special Education - Learning Behavior Intervention Specialist 2
The Behavior Intervention program is a five-course sequence that prepares special education teachers to serve students with challenging behavioral needs, including to collaborate with families and other educational professionals in developing and implementing strategies for individual students.
The Behavior Intervention program is typically completed as part of a Master of Science degree program in the Department of Special Education, combining core courses and electives. The program can also be taken as a stand-alone non-degree program. For additional information and advisement, please contact Nikki Michalak, Graduate Program Advisor.
This certificate requires 15 credit hours for completion.
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University Admission Requirements
A student applying to a graduate certificate program or as a graduate student at-large must:
- have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
Additional Program Admission Requirements
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
Resume and Cover Letter
Submit a current resume and a cover letter that outlines your professional goals.
Submit evidence of one year of successful teaching experience. This can come from an administrator or HR representative.
If you have less than a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, submit your official GRE scores (use institution code 1319).
Letters of Recommendation
Submit two professional letters of reference. You will also be asked to submit their contact information when applying on the on-line system.
Your letters should include the following:
- How long the reference has known you
- Information about your professional work experiences
- Characteristics you possess that will make you successful in a graduate program.
Take a screenshot of your “my credentials” page from your Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account. Make sure your name and endorsement(s) are visible. Submit the screenshot with your application.
- Fall Term — Applications accepted at any time.
- Spring Term — Applications accepted at any time.
- Summer Term — Applications accepted at any time.
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.