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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

15

Total Credits

$15,866

Tuition

2 Years

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The Multi-Tired Systems of Support (MTSS) graduate certificate provides training for individuals who wish to build expertise in MTSS implementation for students and schools. Learning from faculty who are leaders in the field, students will explore how to accurately identify the academic and behavioral needs of individuals they work with. Graduates from MSU's MTSS program will have the skills to improve students experiences and achievements through hands-on and informed decision-making. The MTSS graduate certificate can be completed individually or in connection with the Master of Arts in Special Education program.

 

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to strongly and meaningfully contribute to a more positive school climate for students. The program will teach graduates how to adapt their work to individual student needs to improve achievement and prevent actions that may cause academic or behavioral problems.

Career Outlook

 

After completing the graduate certificate in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Spartans will be leaders in their schools, satisfying a growing need for advocates of the academic, emotional and behavioral needs of students.

A Top-Ranked Education

 

  • 13th in Special Education Programs — U.S. News, 2020
  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Emily Bouck headshot

Dr. Emily Bouck

Professor and Director of the Special Education Program

As Professor and Director of the Special Education Program at MSU, Dr. Bouck represents one of the faculty whose own work and expertise are directly related to MTSS. Dr. Bouck’s conducts research on mathematical interventions and response to intervention for mathematics at the secondary level for students with disabilities or those at risk. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels related to MTSS.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 802A - Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Special Education I: Mild Impairment (3 Credits)
CEP 803A - Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 804B - Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation for Students with Literacy Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 809 - Data-Driven Instruction within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (3 Credits)

 

Elective

CEP 841 - Classroom and Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom (3 Credits) CEP 844 - Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 Letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application 

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer 

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$15,866
$15,866

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The Multi-Tired Systems of Support (MTSS) graduate certificate provides training for individuals who wish to build expertise in MTSS implementation for students and schools. Learning from faculty who are leaders in the field, students will explore how to accurately identify the academic and behavioral needs of individuals they work with. Graduates from MSU's MTSS program will have the skills to improve students experiences and achievements through hands-on and informed decision-making. The MTSS graduate certificate can be completed individually or in connection with the Master of Arts in Special Education program.

 

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to strongly and meaningfully contribute to a more positive school climate for students. The program will teach graduates how to adapt their work to individual student needs to improve achievement and prevent actions that may cause academic or behavioral problems.

Career Outlook

 

After completing the graduate certificate in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Spartans will be leaders in their schools, satisfying a growing need for advocates of the academic, emotional and behavioral needs of students.

A Top-Ranked Education

 

  • 13th in Special Education Programs — U.S. News, 2020
  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021

 

Emily Bouck headshot

Dr. Emily Bouck

Professor and Director of the Special Education Program

As Professor and Director of the Special Education Program at MSU, Dr. Bouck represents one of the faculty whose own work and expertise are directly related to MTSS. Dr. Bouck’s conducts research on mathematical interventions and response to intervention for mathematics at the secondary level for students with disabilities or those at risk. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels related to MTSS.

Course Information

 

Core

CEP 802A - Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching Special Education I: Mild Impairment (3 Credits)
CEP 803A - Assessment of Students with Mild Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 804B - Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation for Students with Literacy Disabilities (3 Credits)
CEP 809 - Data-Driven Instruction within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (3 Credits)

 

Elective

CEP 841 - Classroom and Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom (3 Credits) CEP 844 - Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience
    CV/Résumé
  • A written personal statement
  • 3 Letters of recommendation. Provide contact information for your recommenders and the MSU application system will provide instructions to them.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application 

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer 

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$15,866
$15,866

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.