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    May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Disabilities Education: Severe/Profound Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered fully online.


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.

Course Location/Delivery

Fully online.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor’s degree from an 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.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.



Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


Contact Information:

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion

Five years.

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