Best Special Education Courses

Find the best online Special Education Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Special Education Courses.

Educational Psychology & Special Education (Certificate)

Informational content for educators and parents to learn about teaching and understanding exceptional children.

Created by Dr. Bev Knox - Psychology Professor


Students: 1339, Price: $129.99

Students: 1339, Price:  Paid

(Certificate of Completion)

Educational Psychology involves the study of cognitive, emotional, and social leaning processes that contribute to education and human development across the lifespan.

Course Objectives: The primary goal of this course is to establish a foundation of knowledge for the understanding and acceptance of educational psychology in its many forms.

This is a full college level type course with lectures and exams. It is a great way to explore the world of Educational Psychology, Special Education, Learning Types, IQ Scores, Teaching Techniques, and more. Both parents and professional educators are encouraged to take this course as part of their continuing education journey.

Special Education Needs – SEN Teaching Assistant Training

This course helps to become a successful SEN teaching assistant for children/young people with special educational needs

Created by Training Express - Compliance Course Certification Provider


Students: 88, Price: $19.99

Students: 88, Price:  Paid

Do you want to help teachers in schools by providing support to children/young people with learning, physical or behavioural difficulties? Do you want to take a step ahead of your teaching career?

Then this SEN Teaching Assistant Training Course is surely for you. Whether you are new to SEN Teaching or have years of experience in teaching, this course is perfect for those who want to help people with learning disabilities.

Whether you want to become an SEN teaching assistant, enhance your teaching knowledge, or make your current career more effective - you have to gain a solid understanding of special educational needs. This SEN Teaching Assistant Training Course provides you with all the essentials you need to develop a successful career as a Special Educational Needs SEN Teaching Assistant.

In this course, we will cover several core concepts of SEN Teaching Assistant:

  • Comprehensive overview of Special Education Needs (SEN)

  • SEN Support

  • High-Quality Teaching for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

  • SEN Teaching Methodologies and how to initiate them properly

  • Communication and Interaction process in SEN teaching

  • Cognition and Learning in SEN

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Sensory or Physical Needs

  • Working in Partnership

This course is packed with information, insightful strategies, and guidelines and tips to start you off on your journey to become aware of SEN and apply them to develop a successful career as an SEN Teaching Assistant.

Why is SEN Teaching Assistant important?

An SEN teaching assistant help build happy and purposeful relationships with pupils, parents, teachers and other members of the school staff and anyone in society who may have been facing challenges in learning, physical or behavioural activity. They also play an essential role in the team, contributing their skills in helping pupils grow, learn and develop into productive members of the community.

Career opportunities in criminal law are as diverse as they are rewarding. According to the American Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for SEN Teaching Assistant was $61,420 in May 2020 and projected to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for special education services and teachers should rise as disabilities are being identified earlier and as children with disabilities are enrolled on special education programs.

Why Choose Training Express:

Our tremendous experience in creating courses for beginners, 3K+ enrolled students in Udemy, and dedicated support for your questions and problems makes Training Express a worthy companion to trust with your endeavours. You will also gain the recognised certification to help you journey to that dream job or business. Become confident in your knowledge of special educational needs, and use them to develop your career as an SEN teaching assistant.

So let’s do this! Enrol today and start learning SEN Teaching Assistant!

Special Education 101 for Teachers

A comprehensive course on special education for new/inexperienced teachers, as well as teachers preparing for the FTCE.

Created by Hannah Emmett - Teacher, Genealogist, and Hobby Course Creator


Students: 80, Price: $24.99

Students: 80, Price:  Paid

In this class, you will learn about the major areas of special education, including a brief history of special education, special education law, IEPs, 504 plans, parent/stakeholder rights, overrepresentation of minorities in special education, collaborating with school professionals and families, long-term planning and transitioning for older students, categories and characteristics of disabilities present in special education, special education methods (self-contained, behavior units, push-in, pull-out/resource rooms, and special schools),  types of learners, learning theories, effects of disabilities on learning and behavior, human development, communication issues in special education, evaluating progress against curriculum, eligibility for special education services, RtI/MTSS (response to intervention) services and outcomes, assistive technology in the classroom, differentiation and grouping in the special ed classroom, evaluation and assessment in special education, proactive behavior management, classroom management basics, and a very basic overview of approaches to take when teaching math or ELA in the special ed classroom. Lastly, I will touch briefly on how all of this relates to Florida in terms of standards and special laws, since this is the state I currently teach in. If you are not a Florida teacher or Florida resident, I will show you how to use this information to access your own state standards, laws and requirements within special education. As a bonus, this course covers all the competencies needed to pass the FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 exam.

Special Child Education for the Children with Disabilities

A Complete Teaching Course on Special Education covering the Common Disabilities Related to Special Children and Kids

Created by Farhat Tazeen - Montessori Directress| M.A - IR | 15 yrs Teaching Experience


Students: 67, Price: $99.99

Students: 67, Price:  Paid

The objective of this course is to help all elders whether parents or teachers for special child Education. This course is to help and aware the parents and teachers who are not introduced to different kinds of Special Child's Disabilities so they understand their child inner progress and consult a therapist if they see any symptoms or signs related to these disabilities. This course will guide you to help your child develop and understand his own will and mind. In this course you also learn about different teaching strategies and the materials used to teach special child.

This course features the main points of Special Child Education. They are as follows:

  • Introduction to the Special Child Education

  • Disabilities found in Special Child

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Communication Disorder

  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

  • Physical Disability

  • Down Syndrome

  • Symptoms of these Disabilities

  • Causes Related to Special Child's Disabilities

  • Teaching Strategies to teach a Disable child

  • The prevention of these Disabilities

Special Education in America – Essential Knowledge

Rights & Responsibilities for Special Education in America - For School Administrators, Principals, Teachers, & Parents

Created by Richard Capone - Founder & Teacher


Students: 53, Price: $34.99

Students: 53, Price:  Paid

In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about the rights of children with disabilities in the American education system.

If you are a principal looking to understand best-practices for adhering to and implementing special education services within your school, if you are a school administrator looking to ensure that best-practices are adhered to within your district and financial legal liabilities are avoided, if you are a teacher looking to understand how to most effectively serve students with disabilities and what rights they have to educational services under the law, if you are a parent looking to understand the civil rights of your child with disabilities within the American education system, or if you are a parent who is wondering if your child might have disabilities and how to have your child assessed, this course is perfect for you.

There are a variety of laws and regulations which protect the rights of children with disabilities in the American education system. This course will cover those laws, along with best-practices for the successful implementation of those laws in schools.

Perfect for principals, school administrators, teachers, and parents this course will give you a thorough understanding of the rights of children with disabilities within the American education system. The course will also cover best-practices for providing educational services to students with disabilities.

Taught by one of the world's leading experts in special education, Dr. Kurt Hulett will cover the following topics in this course:

  • Special education essentials

  • Know your students

  • Well trained teachers

  • Language matters

  • Be a leader

  • Special education overview

  • Educational options

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Understand the IEP

  • The moral imperative

  • State requirements

  • Be the change

  • Civil rights and equality in education

  • Introduction

  • History of civil rights

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Introduction to IDEA

  • The 6 major principles

  • Principle #1 - Appropriate Evaluation

  • Principle #2 - Fair and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  • Principle #3 - Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

  • Principle #4 - Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Principle #5 - parent participation

  • Principle #6 - procedural safeguards

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

  • IDEA 4 parts

  • IDEA 6 major principles

  • Hands-on exercises - level 2

  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  • Introduction

  • IDEA safeguards

  • Rowley 1982 - the low bar

  • Endrew F. 2017 - the higher bar

  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

  • Continuum of alternative placements

  • Example #1 - collaborate with parents

  • Example #2 - guiding principles

  • Oberti 1993 - appropriate inclusion

  • Rachel H. 1994 - four criteria

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) - essentials

  • Areas of implementation

  • Components to include

  • Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)

  • Quick review - IDEA

  • Include in an IEP - I

  • Include in an IEP - II

  • Include in an IEP - III

  • IEP - deeper dive

  • Three areas to focus

  • Deeper dive - overview I

  • Deeper dive - overview II

  • Deeper dive - PLAAFP

  • IEP - annual goals

  • Goal composition

  • Goal creation

  • Goal implementation

  • IEP - conducting the meeting

  • Attendees

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Quick review - IEP meetings

  • The chairperson

  • Know the child

  • IEP - ensuring successful meetings

  • Meeting soft skills

  • Quick review - soft skills

  • Leadership guiding principles

  • IEP & goals - common questions I

  • IEP & goals - common questions II

  • IEP - parent participation

  • Regulation and parental rights

  • Including parents as full members

  • Handling disagreements with parents

  • IEP - procedural safeguards

  • Parent’s rights

  • Procedural and substantive safeguards

  • Areas of disagreement

  • IDEA regulations on disagreement

  • Statute of limitations

  • Parent’s rights and due process

  • Appropriate evaluation

  • Categories of disabilities

  • Initial evaluation for disabilities

  • Sufficiently comprehensive evaluation

  • Evaluation takeaways

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Comparing IDEA and section 504

  • Due process comparison

  • Section 504 eligibility

  • Equal access for all

  • Implementation

  • Takeaways

  • Summary

Education should be made available and accessible for all. All humans should have equal access to equal education opportunities.

Join us in this course to learn how to more effectively provide outstanding education services to students with disabilities

Special Education 101 for Parents

A Comprehensive Course for Parents of Students with Disabilities

Created by Hannah Emmett - Teacher, Genealogist, and Hobby Course Creator


Students: 9, Price: $19.99

Students: 9, Price:  Paid

In this course, parents of students with disabilities will learn to navigate the world of special education. You will learn about IEPs, 504 plans, special education programs, the many acronyms associated with the special education process, and how to advocate for your child to receive a top notch education with the necessary accommodations and modifications for them to be successful.