The Disability Support Services in Higher Education Certificate Program is composed of five 3-credit courses and a 3-credit practicum. Four of the five courses are specific requirements; the fifth is an elective. The program prepares postsecondary disability support services (DSS) providers with the knowledge and practical experience to work in or direct a DSS office in a two-or four-year public or private college or university. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the impact and application of legal issues, development and management of a DSS office, understanding and interpreting diagnostic assessments, understanding and application of Assistive Technology, and counseling and working with diverse populations.
Completed application for graduate study
Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
Three official professional or academic recommendations
Professional resume highlighting related work experience
Letter of intent detailing personal and professional goals relative to the program