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Severe or Profound Disabilities Certificate

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College : Education and Human Performance Degree :CRT
Department : Child, Family and Community Sciences Option : N/A
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The Graduate Certificate in Severe or Profound Disabilities provides students and professionals with additional training in working with students with severe or profound disabilities.

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The program requires five graduate courses that can be incorporated into a master’s program of study in Exceptional Education or taken as an add-on to an undergraduate or graduate degree. The graduate internship for EEX 6946 must be completed in a classroom with students with severe or profound disabilities or students with autism spectrum disorders.

Total Credit Hours Required:
15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—15 Credit Hours

  • EEX 6297 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Curriculum Prescriptions for Students with Autism* (3 credit hours)
  • EEX 6759 Transition Planning and Interdisciplinary Teaming for Students with Disabilities (3 credit hours)
  • EEX 6246 Nature of Autism: Theory and Educational Practice* (3 credit hours)
  • EEX 6946 Graduate Internship: Exceptional Education (3 credit hours)
  • EMR 6235 Nature of Severe or Profound Disabilities: Theory and Educational Practice (3 credit hours)

* As per Graduate Certificate Program Policies, students may substitute electives as approved by the program director if they have already taken EEX 6297 and EEX 6246 in the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Application Deadlines

Severe or Profound Disabilities Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
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Jul 15Dec 1Apr 15
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.