Graduate Certificate Program Summary
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 alone 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 be able to take additional coursework and should contact Dr. Thomas (Deaf Education) or Dr. Savaiano (Visual Impairments) for more information.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesThis certificate is completed online.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
- One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
- 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
Application deadlineRolling Admissions
The Sensory Disabilities graduate certificate is a 12-credit hour program.
- SPED 846: Foundations of Visual Impairment
- SPED 872: Psychology and Sociology of Deafness: An Introduction to Education of Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- SPED 960: Family-School Collaboration in Special Education
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