Fairmont State University (FSU) offers a Graduate Emphasis in Multi-categorical Special Education. The purpose of this emphasis is to permit teachers, with an existing certification, to acquire an additional certification. Candidates, enrolled prior to January 1, 2006, are required to complete the 21/24 graduate credit emphasis as part of FSU’s existing Master of Education degree. Candidates enrolled after January 1, 2006 are required to complete a 27 hour program of study for the special education endorsement.