Special Education Advocacy Credential

special education advocacy student

The Special Education Advocacy Credential prepares participants to be effective special education advocates on behalf of public school children – covering all requisite education law, disability needs, and legal standards. 


Thank you to the Cuddy Law Firm for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


Printable version of credential checklist

ENGL 100  Academic Writing I (3 credits)
PARA 101  Introduction to Paralegalism (3 credits)
PARA 130  Legal Research and Drafting (3 credits)
PARA 206  Special Education Law and Advocacy (3 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These four courses can be applied towards the Paralegal A.A.S. degree.