Special Education for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) - Online and Distance Education

Special Education for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)



Close the academic gap between special needs students and the general student population by creating and supporting inclusive learning environments. Make an impact in your school system with a Graduate Certificate in Special Education: Multi-Tiered System of Supports (GCSE:MTSS). 

Currently working as a teacher and seeking to expand your influence or grow your career? The GCSE:MTSS program is designed specifically for teachers, administrators, and school counselors interested in implementing MTSS in their school system. This graduate certificate provides strategies that support the pursuit of the following goals:

  • Creation of positive, nurturing, inclusive learning environments
  • Better student success as measured by both academic and behavioral improvements
  • Higher retainment of students (lower dropout rates)
  • Compliance with the implementation of the MTSS initiatives scheduled to occur in every North Carolina school district by the end of 2020


Common North Carolina employers include but are not limited to:

  • Teach for America
  • North Carolina Public Schools
  • Private and charter schools

North Carolina is one of the top seven states hiring for K-12 teaching jobs, and teacher job demand is usually healthy across the nation. School administration positions and school support jobs are less available but are also in demand. Most of our graduates are already working in professional positions. 

Job Titles

Graduates of this program typically use this certificate to enhance their career within the education system by working in the following positions:


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