The Region 13 Special Education Areas Program is a 17-month teacher preparation and certification program that provides professionals from different fields with an alternative to the traditional university route to certification. This rigorous, field-based program integrates theory with practice, allowing teacher-interns to make valuable contributions to public schools as they build strategies for success in the classroom.
The Special Education Program includes all elementary and secondary level certification areas including special education.
See our Certification Areas page for a full list of certifications covered by this program.
Teaching with Full Pay:
During the internship year, the teacher-intern secures a position with a district as a teacher of record with full pay and full benefits.
Upon successful completion of the internship year, program requirements and state licensing requirements, participants will earn a Standard teaching certificate in their teaching assignment/certification area.