Special Education Certification Only Program Application

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Sharon Walker School of Education - Teacher Intern and Special Education Certification Only Programs

Welcome to Morningside College Sharon Walker School of Education!
You have begun the application process. Please complete the following application and submit the additional requirements. Your application will be processed and you will be contacted by the appropriate Program Director.

Teacher Intern Program

The Teacher Intern Program is an alternative teacher preparation program that prepares candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in an endorsable content area to be teachers in Iowa’s middle and high schools. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. LuAnn Haase, Program Director, at (712) 274-5183 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Education Certification Only Program

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 is a state-approved program that leads to state licensure. Completion of the program allows you to apply for teaching jobs in the state of Iowa.

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. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Chambers, Program Director, at (712) 274-5465 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..