The ECU Special Education program area offers several programs that support individuals with deafblindness. their interveners, and their teachers.
The Deafblind Intervener Certificate Program is designed for paraprofessionals interested in working with children, youth, or adults with deafblindness. It includes 4 unique, intensive on-line courses with supervised practicum and Level 1 & Level 2 Deafblind National Intervener Certification, now under development, can be earned.
The Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness is an on-line graduate certificate program that prepares educators, family members and others who have an undergraduate degree to work in the area of deafblindness. This 15 semester hour Certificate may be pursed as part of a master’s program or independently as a nondegree graduate program. It requires application and acceptance to the Certificate Program through the Graduate School.
The Deafblind Teacher Support Program offers support to families, teachers, administrators, and other professionals working with eastern North Carolina students with deafblindness. Some of the services offered are technical assistance and support, professional development, and assessment.