Multi-Tier Systems of Support

To address the mounting instructional challenges and concerns confronting general and special educators, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) were developed.  MTSS use evidence-based techniques that provide varying levels of intensity in order to increase the achievement of all students.  Prospective teachers will have the opportunity to take courses under the certificate as an elective working toward licensure within a Masters of Art and Teaching program, a Special Education Endorsement, Special Education Master's Degree, or a concentration within a Doctoral Program.  The principal goal of the Graduate Multi-Tier Systems of Support Certificate is to provide practical training to individuals who are presently teaching or are interested in working with student's learning and behavioral disorders in K-12 and alternative settings for school age children.

Required Classes

  • SPED 7206/8206 - Special Education Law (online)
  • SPED 7522/8522 - Tiered Interventions (online)
  • SPED 7201/8201 - Characteristics of Individuals with Mild Disabilities (hybrid)
  • SPED 7203/8203 - Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional Disabilities (hybrid)


For additional information please contact sped@memphis.edu