Cousework in this online graduate certificate in intellectual and sensory developmental disabilities focuses on:
- Visual impairments and blindness
- Deafness and hearing loss
- Severe disabilities
- Families of students with disabilities
Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively work with students who have a variety of unique educational needs.
This is a 15 credit hour graduate certificate, and is not a teaching endorsement or teaching certificate.
This online graduate certificate program is designed to offer an efficient program of study which can be completed in 12-24 months.
The online Intellectual and Sensory Developmental Disabilities (ISDD) certificate program faculty are dedicated to research and teaching that advances the quality of intervention practices.
These practices are designed for children and youth with unique and multiple disabilities, their families and the collaborative work relationships needed to implement them successfully.
In addition to the Higher Learning Commission accreditation carried by all University of Nebraska campuses, this program is also accredited by:
- Nebraska Department of Education
- Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Home Campus: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - what's this?Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. If your program includes an internship or practicum, experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.
Who Should Consider This Program?
Practitioners in special education, early childhood education, speech-language pathology, educational psychology, school administration or other related majors may apply for this non-degree, online graduate certificate in intellectual, sensory and developmental disabilities (ISDD).
This program does not lead to state teaching certification.