Graduate Certificate Handbook

Welcome to the Graduate Certificate Program in Special Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We are pleased that you have chosen to join our graduate community of learners dedicated to optimizing the social and educational outcomes of persons with disabilities and their families.

Collectively, the faculty members in Special Education have knowledge and experience that reflect a full range of ages (birth to 21 years) and disabilities. Furthermore, the faculty members include researchers who are nationally recognized for their work in critical issues impacting quality education for students with disabilities and instructors who have received recognition for their outstanding teaching qualities. Our aim is to help you gain the knowledge and expertise in this graduate program that will help you take leadership roles in your community, modeling and advocating for quality education and community opportunities for all students with disabilities and their families. A listing of the faculty and associated areas of expertise and contact information is available on the Department website.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

This manual of Procedures and Requirements for the Graduate Certificate Program in Special Education is intended as a quick resource for graduate students in the Special Education program. This manual does not replace the information available to students in the UNL Graduate Catalog or the Department website.