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At a Glance: Special Educator Professional Development

Current and emerging topics for special educators

PSU offers a wide variety of workshops and seminars that feature pioneering topics in special education. Often an emerging topic in this series such as positive behavior support, autism or Asperger's Syndrome is subsequently offered as a certificate program. These seminars are both research and skills-based presentations that build on and extend your ability to meet the needs of your students.

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Program benefits

As a member of this program, you will:

  • Find out about the newest information in the special education field
  • Learn new strategies from leading experts in a variety of topics

Upon completion, you will receive university credit to be used toward your degree or continuing license.

Who is this for?

The program is intended for special education teachers, classroom assistants, paraeducators, administrators, school counselors and other human service professionals.

Program format

  • Classes are typically offered face-to-face on campus, but some classes are online. Check the schedule for locations.
  • Both graduate and undergraduate levels are offered for most classes

Get started

Getting started in the Special Educator Professional Development classes at PSU is easy! There are no course prerequisites. Take up to eight credits per term at PSU as a non-admitted student.

  1. See our course catalog for current offerings
  2. Register for the Special Educator listserv to get the latest information on upcoming events and courses


Tracy Williams-Murphy
Program Manager
1-800-547-8887 ext 58102
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