​Special Education Certifications: Cognitive Disabilities; Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities; Learning Disabilities; and/or Cross-Categorical Special Education


Cognitive Disabilities (Intellectual Disabilities)

Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Learning Disabilities

Cross-Categorical Special Education

Becoming a special education teacher or teacher of the gifted/talented may be the right decision for you ...
  • if you believe that we should look beyond a person's disability to see his/her real potential
  • if you believe that students with varying abilities should have learning environments that adapt to their abilities
  • if you believe that students with special talents and creative abilities have a right to develop them through various curricular programs in school
  • if you believe that teachers are key individuals who can provide meaningful learning experiences for learners with divergent abilities and/or exceptional needs in our schools.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has offered certifications in special education since 1972. Since then, the School of Education has expanded the areas of certification that we offer. We currently have certification programs in:

We also offer a certificate in Gifted and Talented Education and Early Childhood Special Education.

Graduate Studies and Professional Development
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Comprehensive Exam
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Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
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