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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Graduate Certification Programs in K-12th Grade Cross-Categorical Special Education

This certificate is administered by the School of Education Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Development .


You may complete this certification as a specialization in the Education, M.S.E.  via Option B or by enrolling as a graduate special student and pursuing certification only. These programs lead to an additional teacher license for those already certified to teach.

To receive certification, fulfill these requirements:

Professional preparation

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education

Complete a bachelor’s degree in elementary or secondary ed, including these required courses:

Certified in Other Areas of Special Education

If you are certified in other areas of special education, complete these professional education courses:

State-Mandated Tests

  • Demonstrate content knowledge by either:
  1. obtaining a 3.00 or higher in required coursework for this license, or
  2. submitting passing scores on the required Praxis Subject Assessment exams. 

You must meet one of the above requirements for teacher licensure.

  • Pass the state-mandated Foundations of Reading Test. Teachers with a Wisconsin lifetime license are not required to pass this test.

State Teacher Licensing Rules

Meet state teacher licensing rules which are subject to change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.