Special Education Post-Baccalaureate

Take the next step in your education and career

If you’ve already completed your bachelor’s degree and wish to earn your certification for teaching, we offer post-baccalaureate certificates in elementary education, secondary education, K-12 art education and special education.

You can earn your teaching license face-to-face or via distance education and online classes, on a schedule that works for you. When you complete the post-baccalaureate program, you’ll be eligible to apply for a teaching certificate or add an endorsement to an existing teaching certificate. You may also add your post-baccalaureate credits toward a Master of Education degree.

  • Students with an initial teaching certificate can complete the program fully online; however, students cannot complete initial teaching certificate requirements fully online.

What does post-baccalaureate mean?

A post-baccalaureate certificate is a non-degree program you can pursue after earning your bachelor’s degree to take your undergraduate studies to the next level. Many students take post-baccalaureate programs to prepare for graduate school or enhance their professional knowledge and marketability. Our post-baccalaureate program classes are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level and feature extensive field-based learning experiences.

Explore Post-baccalaureate Special Education Options at UAF

Help students with special needs to achieve their fullest potential. Designed for both practicing teachers and students new to the field, this flexible program provides practical training in the field and has received the Quality Matters Online Program designation.

Degree Type

  • Teaching certification program


  • UAF main campus
  • Anchorage
  • Online and hybrid

Accredited by

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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Ashley Walley

As a full-time working mom, it was important for me to be able to participate in the program via the online opportunities that UAF provides. This program provided me the flexibility, expertise, convenience and knowledge needed to become a special educator.

Ashley Walley

Special Education Pre-K Teacher at Anderson Elementary on Eielson Air Force Base

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.