This certificate is appropriate for teachers who teach students ages birth through 21+ years with exceptional needs and who know the philosophical, historical and legal foundations of special education. Candidates in this certificate area are required to select one of the five paths that best describe their teaching situation.
Review the ECYA/ Exceptional Needs Specialist Assessment at a Glance to learn more about the following:
Read the ECYA/ Exceptional Needs Specialist Standards that represent a professional consensus on the aspects of practice that distinguish accomplished teachers.
Read the ECYA/ Exceptional Needs Specialist Portfolio Instructions as well as the General Portfolio Instructions to learn how to prepare, develop and submit your portfolio.
Understand how your entries are scored.