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Deaf Education Multiple Disabilities - Graduate Certificate

The Deaf Education Multiple Disabilities certificate combines coursework from several special education programs. This program is for students enrolled in a deaf education degree program or who have earned teaching licensure in deaf education.

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Program Information

Coursework

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Requirements
SPED 53050CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS 3
SPED 53051CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS 3
SPED 53070PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS 3
SPED 53080ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 3
SPED 63996INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 11-3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:13-15
1

Credit hours required to be determined with faculty advisor in consideration of previous professional experiences.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000 3.000
  • Students declared in a doctoral degree should enroll in the doctoral level version of these courses, if offered.
Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or current enrollment in a graduate deaf education degree program
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Evidence of a current deaf education teaching license or in the process of completing (concurrently) teaching licensure in deaf education
  • Goal statement and professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirements - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score
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International applicants who do not meet the above test scores will not be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Spring Semester
    • Rolling admissions
  • Summer Term
    • Rolling admissions
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Special education teachers, all other

8.5%

much faster than the average

36,600

number of jobs

$62,820

potential earnings

Special education teachers, kindergarten and elementary school

2.9%

slower than the average

193,000

number of jobs

$60,620

potential earnings

Special education teachers, middle school

2.6%

slower than the average

84,700

number of jobs

$61,820

potential earnings

Special education teachers, preschool

8.3%

much faster than the average

23,000

number of jobs

$61,400

potential earnings

Special education teachers, secondary school

3.2%

about as fast as the average

143,000

number of jobs

$62,320

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.