Students intending to complete the Disability Rights and Services Certificate will find the declaration form on the School of Education's Certificate Programs 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|
|Disability and Substance Abuse|
|Health and Rehabilitation Professions|
|Issues in Special Education (only offered as a FIG course)|
|The Disability Experience (only offered as a FIG course)|
|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|
|Overview of Early Childhood Special Education|
|Diversity in Special Education|
|Rehabilitation-Counseling Psychology: Foundations|
|Biological, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disabilities|
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.