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WI Cross-categorical Special Education 801

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Wisconsin Cross-Categorical Special Education #801

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century. 


The Viterbo University Cross-Categorical Special Education License consists of 19 total credits with an emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD #811), Cognitive Disabilities (CD #810), or Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (EBD #830). The program prepares teachers to strengthen their instructional practices, increase achievement for all students, and become educational leaders of the future.

All students who complete the special education Cross-Categorical teaching license at Viterbo University will obtain the following outcomes: 

  1. Develop pedagogical skills and instructional expertise in their area of emphasis (LD, CD, EBD).
  2. Develop communication, collaboration and intervention skills to accomplish their work
  3. Develop professional dispositions of inquiry, collaboration, problem-solving, advocacy and continuous improvement
  4. Develop, implement, and interpret accountability and outcome-based systems using assessment data
  5. Connect theory, practice, and research to inform educational decisions and foster inclusive learning environments that support diverse learners  

Viterbo University's online program can bring classes to teachers where they live and work, with flexible scheduling that meets the demands of their active lives. Financial aid will be possible beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Apply to the program to earn your Cross-Categorical (Cross-Cat) Special Education license, or take individual courses to meet your professional development needs.

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Current graduate tuition: 
$325 per credit for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Apply to the Cross-categorical Special Education Program: click on the "Apply Now" tab on the left of this page. All students who intend to register for courses must complete the application prior to registering for courses.

Register for Courses:  All students intending to complete courses in the fall must complete the Course Registration Form and return to Jeannette Armstrong at the email address below.

Course Registration Form:  click here to download the Course Registration Form
Course Schedule 2014-2015:  click here to download the Course Schedule (pdf)

For questions regarding course registration, please contact Jeannette Armstrong or Chris Valenti.

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