School of Education

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The Center for Professional Development offers certification and recertification courses for inservice teachers as well as endorsement courses. Six (6) semester hours of college credit to include at least one (1) semester hour in teaching students with disabilities (SWD) must be earned during each renewal period to renew your certificate.

Teacher certification and recertification courses and endorsement courses are offered in weekend and accelerated models. In order to register, you must contact an SOE advisor at

Note: All courses in the baccalaureate degree programs are also available to inservice teachers for recertification.

  • Teacher Certification and Recertification Courses
  • EDF3410  Classroom Management and Communication for P-12 Teachers 
  • EDG2704  Teaching the Holocaust 
  • EDG4045  Civic Engagement through Service Learning 
  • EDG4343  Instructional Strategies for P-12 Teachers 
  • EDF4433  Data Driven Instructional Change 
  • EDS4940  Clinical Supervision Practicum 
  • EEX2776  The Challenged Citizen in the Workplace 
  • EEX4012  Introduction to Brain-Based Teaching (1 credit) 
  • EEX4024  Legal Issues for Exceptional Students 
  • EEX4200C  Medical Needs of Students with Exceptionalities (4 credits) 
  • EEX4294  Differentiating Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms 
  • EEX4614  Conflict Resolution 
  • EME2071  Educating Young Children for Digital Literacy in the 21st Century 
  • ISC4535C  Research in the Sciences 


  • Autism Spectrum Order Endorsement (ASD - 4 courses including clinical experience)
  • EEX4094  Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • EEX4760  Assistive Technology and Communication Systems for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • EEX4613  Behavior Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • EEX4293  Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders 
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL - 5 courses)
  • TSL3241  Applied Linguistics 
  • TSL3520C  Cultural Dimensions of ESOL 
  • TSL4140C  TESOL Curriculum & Materials 
  • TSL4340C  TESOL Methods 
  • TSL4441C  TESOL Testing and Evaluation 
Gifted Endorsement (5 courses)
  • EGI4050  Nature and Needs of Gifted Students 
  • EGI4230  Curriculum and Educational Strategies for Gifted 
  • EGI4246  Educating Special Populations of Gifted Students 
  • EGI4305  Theory and Development of Creativity 
  • EGI4405  Guidance and Counseling of Gifted Students 
Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities Endorsement (5 courses)
  • EDF3115  Child Development for Inclusive Settings 
  • EEC2401  Family Interaction and Cultural Continuity 
  • EEC2271  Working with Children with Special Needs and their Families 
  • EEX3226  Assessment of All Young Children 
  • EEX3603  Positive Behavior Supports in Inclusive Settings