Graduate Certificate Program Summary
Distance education opportunitiesThis certificate is offered online.
This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.
Professor Karen Hux
Dr. Malinda Eccarius
Dr. Chris Marvin
Dr. Ellin Siegel
Dr. Tessa Wright
Ms. Jill England
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts confirming eligibility for graduate-level study, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the department for this certificate
- Letter of Intent
- Department Graduate Certificate Application Form
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- GPA of 3.0 or higher (undergraduate and/or graduate)
- Completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate course in special education with a grade of B or better
- Previous experience with children with disabilities (preferred)
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadlineAll: January 15
The Intellectual and Sensory Developmental Disabilities graduate certificate is a 15-credit hour program. To earn the Certificate, participants must complete the requisite coursework with grades of B- or higher in all classes.
- SPED 880: Intellectual Disabilities; Fall (on campus only) or Spring (online) Term
- SPED 846: Foundations of Visual Impairment; Spring Term
- SPED 872: Psych and Soc of Deafness; Fall Term
- SPED 960: Family-School Collaboration; Spring or Fall Term
One elective from the following
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