Special Education


If you are interested in earning a special education teaching endorsement, but don't want to earn a full master's degree, the Special Education Certificate is right for you. Iowa State's School of Education offers the courses needed to earn Iowa's Instructional Strategist II: Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities, ages 5-21. (This certificate is not accepting applications for 2024 at this time.)

Contact: School of Education
Phone: 515-294-9531
E-mail Address:

Certificate Funding Options

This Certificate program does not currently qualify for Federal Financial Aid. The following funding options are available:


Application Deadlines: September 1 for Spring Admission,

Program Requires GRE: No

Program Requires GMAT : No

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
PTE 56
Duolingo 105

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS:No

Financial Statement: Application