What is the Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness?
- An on-line program to prepare educators in the area of deafblindness based on nationally recognized competencies, reviewed by ECU faculty, and the National Consortium of Deafblindness.
Who benefits from the Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness?
- Educators, family members, and other professionals with undergraduate degrees who work with students who have deafblindness.
What will I know and be able to do when I complete this Graduate Certificate?
What are the advantages of ECU's Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness?
- Understand the unique impact of deafblindness on development and learning.
- Assess the strengths and needs of these individuals.
- Work collaboratively with families, related service specialists, educators, and other specialists.
- Design and implement empirically valid, effective educational programs and services.
- Train and utilize deafblind interveners and other paraprofessionals.
- Serve as an effective teacher, school leader, advocate, and professional development resource.
What does the Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness include?
- Coursework is delivered online and is accessible through the internet
- Reasonable tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students
- Non-degree admissions option so no need to enroll in a degree program
Five - 3 hour courses (15 semester hours):
To learn more about the East Carolina University Graduate Certificate Program, contact:
- SPED 6810: Characteristics, Issues, and Trends in Education of Students with Deafblindness
- SPED 6811: Essentials of Communication Development for Students with Deafblindness
- SPED 6812: Assessment and Education Program Designed for Students with Deafblindness
- SPED 6813: Effective Teaching and Learning for Students with Deafblindness
- SPED 6814: Internship with Students with Deafblindness