Supporting High Needs Populations Graduate Certificate

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College : Education and Human Performance Degree :CRT
Department : School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership Option : N/A
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Accepting applications for Summer 2017 enrollment.  

The Graduate Certificate in Supporting High Needs Populations offers additional education and training to educational professional who work in urban settings.


Total Credit Hours Required:
12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • EDF 6725 Critical Issues in Study of High-Needs Populations (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6155 Lifespan Human Development and Learning (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

Select two courses from the following electives.

  • CCJ 6485 Issues in Justice Policy (3 credit hours)
  • ECW 6067 History of Career Education in the United States (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6206 Challenges of Classroom Diversity (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6855 Factors Affecting Equitable Educational Opportunity and Life Chances: A Cross-National Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 6886 Multicultural Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDG 6636 Impact of Social Contexts on Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EEX 6342 Seminar: Critical Issues in Special Education (3 credit hours)
  • EGI 6246 Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students (3 credit hours)
  • RED 5147 Developmental Reading (K-12) (3 credit hours)
  • SPS 6700 Advanced Psychoeducation and Data-Based Decision-Making (3 credit hours)
  • SPS 5605 Building and Improving Relationship and Emotional Intelligence (3 credit hours)

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Application Deadlines

Supporting High Needs Populations Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants


Jul 15Nov 15Apr 1
International Applicants





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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.