Sensory Disabilities

Graduate Certificate Program Summary

Description

The certificate will provide additional education for professionals interested in students with sensory disabilities. Through focused coursework about unique programs and services, collaboration with families, and specialized instructional methods, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively work with and support students who have unique sensory learning needs.

The Graduate Certificate in Sensory Disabilities does not qualify the holder to apply for a Nebraska teaching endorsement in Deaf Education or Visual Impairment. Students interested in pursuing an endorsement in either Deaf Education or Visual Impairment will need to complete additional coursework, and should contact Dr. Eccarius or Dr. Savaiano for more information.


Online and Distance Opportunities

This certificate is completed online.

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SECD Graduate Certificates

Coordinator
Dr. Malinda Eccarius
402-472-8259
meccarius2@unl.edu

Coordinator
Dr. Mackenzie Savaiano
402-472-3801
msavaiano2@unl.edu

Graduate Secretary
Ms. Jill England
jengland2@unl.edu
402-472-2141

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by the department

After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose/Goals
  • 3 References
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
Rolling Admissions

Courses

The Sensory Disabilities graduate certificate is a 12-credit hour program.

Required

  • SPED 846: Foundations of Visual Impairment
  • SPED 872: Psych and Soc of Deafness
  • SPED 960: Family-School Collaboration in Special Education

Elective

Choose one of the following:

  • SPED 852: Instructional Methods for Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
  • SPED 873: Teaching Content Areas to the Hearing Impaired

Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

More course information

The Course Catalog provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: SECD Graduate Certificates.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Jason Cruise.