This certificate supports teachers and related professionals to work more effectively with students who have labels of severe/profound disabilities in sensitively accessing general education curriculum in meaningful ways. It is anticipated that these courses will meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Education’s Endorsement in the field of Intellectual Development Disabilities (Severe/Profound). Collaborative and multidisciplinary working is a theme through each course as a way to increase student access to general education curriculum in the least restrictive environment.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and approximately 30 undergraduate credit hours of coursework in education or a related field (speech and language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy that deals specifically with students who have severe/profound disabilities).
Preference will be given to professional practitioners who have a minimum one year experience working with students with severe/profound learning disabilities.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.