Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs


The Certificate in Teaching Students with Complex Communication Needs (CTSCCN) provides you with opportunities to enhance your skills as an educator responsible for providing quality instruction to students with significant disabilities including those who have complex communications needs (CCN).

The CTSCCN is designed for teachers, learning coaches, and related health professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and practice in working with students with complex communication needs. It is a two-year, part-time, online program that facilitates studying without taking a leave from your career. You will be engaged in authentic tasks and experiences directly linked to working with students with CCN.

The CTSCCN is a five-course experience designed to develop your capacity to design and deliver quality programming to learners with complex communications needs by focusing on:

  • Identifying the essential conditions for quality programming
  • Implementing effective augmentative and alternative communication and language development supports
  • Providing comprehensive literacy instruction for students at both the emergent and conventional literacy levels
  • Providing quality numeracy instruction that builds on conceptual understanding and practical skills
  • Working with other professionals including speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers of the visually impaired and others to develop strategies and interventions to promote access to learning success.

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