Online Special Education Courses For Teachers

Total Courses : 11


Strength-Based Teaching and Learning

Learn how to honor diversity in the classroom. Embrace neurodiverse students who learn, think, and behave differently. This series of six one-unit courses is designed to help teachers better understand the unique needs of the students in their classrooms. EDUO 9406, Neurodiversity in the Classroom, is a foundational course in the six-part series. However, it is not a prerequisite.

EDUO 9406: Neurodiversity in the Classroom

EDUO 9407: The Talents of the Learning Disabled

EDUO 9408: The Joys of ADHD 

EDUO 9409: The Gifts of Autism

EDUO 9410: The Strengths of Intellectually Disabled

EDUO 9411: The Bright Side of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders


All Special Education

(All classes are listed below by course number)

EDUO 9400: The Inclusive Classroom

Develop a plan for inclusion of special education students in the general education classroom that reflects a collaborative partnership between the general classroom teacher and the special educator. Learn to adapt and modify the environment and instruction in order to best meet the needs of students with special needs.   Use research-based best practices to plan for classroom management and assessment. Gain the tips, tools and time needed to design the optimal learning experience for students with special needs. 

Instructor: Julie Gray
jgray@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9401: Seeing Asperger and/or Autism From A New Perspective

Gain a deeper understanding of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome through the use of highly acclaimed literature. Read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon or Look Me in the Eye by Johan Elder Robinson and reflect upon the impact of Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.

Instructor: Mollie Kesselring, PhD
mkesselring@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9403: Special Education – Discipline

Examine the legal implications surrounding the discipline of students with an Individualized Education Plan. Explore precedent set by legal cases involving the discipline of students with special needs. Learn how to observe the behavior of a student with special needs and create a plan for behavior modification that not only meets the needs of the student, but is also law-abiding.

Instructor: Allan Varni avarni@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $270

2 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9406: Neurodiversity in the Classroom

This class was created as part of a six course series entitled Strength-Based Teaching and Learning.  The other five courses in the series are:

  • EDUO 9407 The Talents of the Learning Disabled
  • EDUO 9408 The Joys of ADHD
  • EDUO 9409 The Gifts of Autism 
  • EDUO 9410 The Strengths of Intellectually Disabled Students
  • EDUO 9411 The Bright sides of Emotional and Behavior Disorder

Just as we celebrate diversity in nature and cultures, so too do we need to honor the diversity of students who learn, think, and behave differently.  This series is designed to help teachers and schools embrace the strengths of such neurodiverse students in order to help them thrive in school and beyond.  The content learned in the class, Neurodiversity in the Classroom, will afford you the knowledge necessary to create strength-based classrooms and schools where students with disabilities flourish alongside their typically developing peers.  By meeting the requirements of this class, participating teachers will earn one semester unit of graduate level extension credit from Dominican University of California, a fully accredited university.

Although Neurodiversity in the classroom is NOT a prerequisite for the other five courses, it does provide a foundation for them.  All six classes in the Strength-Based Teaching and Learning series require one book entitled Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life by Thomas Armstrong. 

Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9407: The Talents of the Learning Disabled

The content learned in the class, The Talents of the Learning Disabled, will afford you the knowledge necessary to emphasize the strengths of the learning disabled students in your classroom while continuing to provide support and encouragement in the needed areas.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9408: The Joys of ADHD

The content learned in the class, The Joys of ADHD, will afford you the knowledge necessary to emphasize the strengths of the ADHD students in your classroom while continuing to provide support and encouragement in the needed areas.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9409: The Gifts of Autism

The content learned in the class, The Gifts of Autism, will afford you the knowledge necessary to emphasize the strengths of the Autistic students in your classroom while continuing to provide support and encouragement in the needed areas.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9410: The Strengths of the Intellectually Disabled

The content learned in the class, The Strengths of the Intellectually Disabled, will afford you the knowledge necessary to emphasize the strengths of the Intellectually Disabled students in your classroom while continuing to provide support and encouragement in the needed areas.
Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9411: The Bright Side of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

The content learned in the class, The Bright Side of Emotional and Behavior Disorders, will afford you the knowledge necessary to emphasize the strengths of the Emotional and Behavior Disordered students in your classroom while continuing to provide support and encouragement in the needed areas.
Instructor: Ryan Pickett
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $135

1 Semester Credit/Unit


EDUO 9719: Teaching in the Digital Age

Gain an understanding of brain development and the impact of the digital age on the brain. Learn how to engage 21st-Century Learners by promoting creativity, music, socialemotional intelligence, and other strategies. 

Teaching in the Digital Age requires one book entitled br@in-based teaching 🙂 in the digital age by Marilee Sprenger.

Instructor: Ryan Pickett 
rpickett@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $375

3 Semester Credits/Units


EDUO 9821: Success for Everyone – UDL Readiness

Employ the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your classroom.  Utilize a flexible approach to customizing learning to fit the needs of individual students rather than a single, one-size-fits-all method.  This course is designed for both general and special education educators who are looking for ways to reduce barriers and improve student achievement.

Instructor: Elizabeth Von Schwarz
evonschwarz@dominicancaonline.com

Price : $375

3 Semester Credits/Units