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Would you like to teach PK-12 students with special needs? If you already have a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, Cameron University’s CU Be A Special Education Teacher, a virtual learning session, will guide you through the steps to become certified in special education.
This free information event is scheduled for Monday, September 27th at 5:30 p.m. and will take place via Zoom. To register and get a secure link, please go to https://www.cameron.edu/education/events and click on the registration link.
“Unlike most teaching certifications in Oklahoma, special education is an area that cannot be granted through emergency certification,” says Dr. Jennifer Dennis, Dean of the CU School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “Nevertheless, the need for special educators continues to grow. To meet this need, Cameron University is pleased to offer a “Special Education Bootcamp” that paves the way for teacher certification in this important subject. “
People who already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-pedagogical field and have a GPA of at least 2.75 can register for the eight-week advanced course “Children & Youth: Special Needs”. This is a hybrid course, which means that part of the course is conducted asynchronously online and part of the course is conducted face-to-face. The course starts online on Tuesday, October 12th, and then meets in person every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Tuesday, October 19th. Most of the course work is done online. Upon successful completion of the course, individuals can apply for provisional certification and then have three years to complete 18 additional hours of graduate courses and pass the teaching certification exams.
“In addition, the Cameron University Foundation has provided funding through the Helen Holiday Foundation to offer qualified students multiple $ 800 scholarships to cover course costs,” says Dennis. “This is a community need and Cameron University is trying to do its part to fill the shortage of special education teachers in southwest Oklahoma.”
For more information on CU Be A Special Education Teacher and admission and enrollment in Children & Youth: Special Needs, contact Tracy Price, Gradate / Transfer Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 580-581-6749 .
CU Be A Special Education Teacher is presented by the CU School of Graduate and Professional Studies and the CU Department of Education.