Special Education: Early Childhood Exceptional Children Graduate Certificate Admission

Please refer to the Certificate Admissions Process section for general admission information.*


Admission Requirements

For consideration and admission to the Special Education - Early Childhood Exceptional Children Graduate Certificate program, applicants must submit:

  1. A Completed Graduate Application

A $35 non-refundable application fee is required.

  1. Official Transcripts, reflecting the following:
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Official Transcripts may be sent electronically or by mail, directly from the school of attendance, in a sealed envelope to:

Wilmington University
Office of Admissions
320 N Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Note: In order to receive financial aid official transcripts mustbe on file. To determine if your desired graduate certificate program is eligible to receive financial aid please click here.

  1. A valid United States teaching certificate

Please upload a valid United States teaching certificate as a PDF in your Admissions Portal

  1. Program Planning Conference

To schedule your Program Planning Conference with your Program Advisor complete an Online Request form.

All documents required for admission should be uploaded into your Admissions Portal.


*In addition to general admissions requirements, admission to this certificate requires applicants to have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for coursework completed during the most recent two years of the applicant’s general education, whether secondary or post-secondary, OR approval from the Program Chair.


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