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.
Who benefits from the Graduate Certificate in Deaf-blindness?
Educators, family members, and other professionals with undergraduate degrees who work with students who have deaf-blindness.
What will I know and be able to do when I complete this Graduate Certificate?
- 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.
What are the advantages of ECU's Graduate Certificate in Deaf-blindness?
- 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
What does the Graduate Certificate in Deaf-blindness include?
Five - 3 hour courses (15 semester hours):
- SPED 6810: Characteristics, Issues, and Trends in Education of Students with Deaf-blindness
- SPED 6811: Essentials of Communication Development for Students with Deaf-blindness
- SPED 6812: Assessment and Education Program Design for Students with Deaf-blindness
- SPED 6813: Effective Teaching and Learning for Students with Deaf-blindness
- SPED 6814: Internship with Students with Deaf-blindness