Relay Washington, DC will offer the Certificate in Special Education program in School Year 2021-22. This is a one-year intensive for licensed, general educators. Please read here for more information about this program and read below for the admissions criteria. Please email Kajal Ravani with any questions on these requirements.
Applicants to the Certificate in Special Education program must meet the following requirements:
- Hold a qualifying teaching position. An applicant must meet all of the following position requirements:
- Have at least one year of experience as the teacher of record in a classroom;
- Provide access to direct instruction of a minimum of six students who are officially classified as having disabilities; and
- Have the capacity to tutor (one-on-one, once per week, for the entirety of the school year) a student who is officially classified as having a disability.
- Examples of roles that meet these criteria include:
- A full-time 3rd-grade teacher who has at least six students with an IEP on their class roster
- A full-time instructional coach who teaches a small tutoring group of at least six students with IEPs twice per week
- Full-time learning specialist who serves at least six students with IEPs
- Hold, or have previously held, a valid teaching license/ certificate.
- Applicants will have to submit passing, OSSE-approved basic skills exam scores to be accepted to this program. Examples of a qualifying exam include the Praxis Core, Praxis PPST, ACT, SAT, and/or GRE scores.
- Submit an undergraduate transcript with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75 are not eligible to apply.