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ECU Certificate in Deafblindness

The Deaf-blindness Certificate is an on-line program to prepare educators in the area of deaf-blindness based on nationally recognized competencies, reviewed by ECU faculty, and the National Consortium of Deaf-blindness. Educators, family members, and other professionals with undergraduate degrees who work with students who have deafblindness will benefit from this certificate.

When you complete this Graduate Certificate you'll be able to:

  • Understand the unique impact of deaf-blindness 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 deaf-blind interveners and other paraprofessionals.
  • Serve as an effective teacher, school leader, advocate, and professional development resource.

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Deafblindness, the following five - 3 hour courses (15 semester hours), are required:

6810: Characteristics, Issues, and Trends in Education of Students with Deaf-blindness

(3 cr.) Impact on development and learning and history, issues, relevant resources, and approaches.

6811: Essentials of Communication Development for Students with Deaf-blindness

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6810. Communication acquisition from pre-symbolic/pre-linguistic levels through formal language and literacy.

6812: Assessment and Education Program Design for Students with Deaf-blindness

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6810. Assessment approaches to design effective instruction and supports.

6813: Effective Teaching and Learning for Students with Deaf-blindness

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6812. Strategies for providing quality instruction.

6814: Internship with Students with Deaf-blindness

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6813. Supervised teaching and leadership experiences to integrate valid effective practices in assessment, teaching and learning.

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For more information, contact:

Dr. Sandra Warren
Graduate Program Coordinator
107A Rivers Building

Gayle McLawhorn
Administrative Support Associate
134 Speight Building
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From the TRC: Reluctant Readers

It’s the third Thursday of the month and a new edition of From the TRC is published to highlight another service or resource Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center (TRC) has to support the College of Education’s faculty and students. Today we’ll cover one of our newest bibliographies, Reluctant Readers. The TRC has created, and constantly updates, an extensive list […]

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Dr. Guili Zhang published in “Best Writing on Mathematics 2015”

Dr. Guili Zhang’s paper “Demystifying the Math Myth: Analyzing the Contributing Factors for the Achievement Gap between Chinese and U.S. Students” has been selected for inclusion in the 6th edition of “Best Writing on Mathematics“ and will be published in “Best Writing on Mathematics 2015” by Princeton University Press in December.    “Best Writing on Mathematics” spotlights […]

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IHAT Center Participates in Eastern AHEC IDD Conference

The Irene Howell Assistive Technology (IHAT) Center staff was invited to present on assistive technology at the Eastern Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) 11th Annual Eastern Region Intellectual and Developmental (IDD) Services Conference held in Greenville, NC on October 15-16, 2015. The presentation, titled “Great Scott: Back to the Basics and Future: A Round Robin […]

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Apply Now for ECU’s Online Teacher Education Partnership

Do you want to be a part of a profession that makes all others possible? Do you want to make a difference? Do you want a career that is meaningful, challenging, and creative? Are you looking for a degree program that will fit your busy lifestyle? If your answer to any of these questions is […]

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College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony – December 19, 2015

The College of Education Graduate Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The faculty and staff of the College of Education are pleased to present a special Graduate Recognition Ceremony (GRC) for our graduates. The ceremony will feature individual recognition of College of Education […]

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