Students intending to complete the disability rights and services certificate may find the declaration form on the School of Education's Apply to a Program page. The declaration for this certificate program can be submitted at any time during the calendar year.
Please note, students completing a major in Rehabilitation Psychology, Special Education or Elementary Ed-Special Education are not eligible to complete this certificate.
Complete a minimum of 12 credits to include at least 6 credits in residence. Completion of the certificate requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 in certificate coursework.
|Required courses, 6 credits|
|RP & SE 100||Disability and Society||3|
|RP & SE 300||Individuals with Disabilities||3|
|Specialization courses, 6 credits|
|Health and Rehabilitation Professions|
|Special Topics (Topic: Substance Abuse)|
|Positive Psychology and Well Being|
|Behavior Analysis: Applications to Persons with Disabilities|
|Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities|
|Methods in Teaching Functional Skills|
|Current Topics in Special Education|
|Diversity in Special Education|
|Rehabilitation-Counseling Psychology: Foundations|
|Biological, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disabilities|
Verification of Certificate Completion
Submit the certificate completion form during the semester that all certificate requirements will be completed. This form starts the administrative process that (1) verifies that the requirements have been completed and (2) posts this information on the student's transcript.
Certificate Completion Requirement
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
- Identify and analyze societal barriers and supports that affect the lives of people with disabilities.
- Explore the societal aspects of disabilities, including the culture of disabilities, attitudes toward persons with disabilities, and quality of life issues.
- Evaluate current approaches, advocacy efforts, and proposed solutions for overcoming barriers experiences by people with disabilities.
- Use disability as a lens through which to examine broader aspects of history and culture, including power, discrimination, social stigma, social and political activism, media representations, re-appropriation, identity, intersectionality, education, work, and design.