Why UConn?

UConn Special Education

You'll be immersed in research-informed content: UConn is designated as a R1 Research University, the highest designation of research activity. As such, the content of our online graduate certificate programs is research-informed. Why is this key? The knowledge you gain is based upon the best available evidence of what's likely to be most effective with the populations of individuals you will be working with. Moreover, much of that evidence comes directly from research conducted by UConn faculty. In fact, coursework has been developed by two leading experts in their fields: Allison Lombardi, Ph.D., of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and Nick Gelbar, Ph.D., BCBA-D, of the University of Connecticut Health Center and University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Both UConn professors have led major research projects that have made groundbreaking advancements into field of postsecondary special education.

Certificate credentials are UConn credentials: Just like every undergraduate and graduate degree our students earn, every online graduate certificate we award bears the signature of the University of Connecticut—it's your assurance that your credentials come straight from one the nation's Top 25 Universities. And the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut is recognized as one of the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report