This is a career area with growing demand across the country and can be a good fit for anyone wanting a career change or interested in the academic field. 

The Special Education Certification Only program is an Iowa-only licensure teacher preparation program for non-teachers. It prepares candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in an area outside of education to be teachers for students with severe behavior disorders and learning disabilities, or for students with severe intellectual disabilities, in Iowa’s elementary, middle, and high schools. This program is entirely online with the exception of field experiences and student teaching, which can be arranged in your local area. Completion of the program allows you to apply for teaching jobs in the state of Iowa.

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The Special Education Certification Only program is not a graduate program. To learn more about opportunities to earn your Master of Arts in Teaching at Morningside, visit our Graduate Education page.