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 email@example.com 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.