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The coursework for the Dual Sensory Impairment Certificate is available both as a stand-alone certificate or an area of emphasis with the Master of Education in Special Education. One weekend of on-campus instruction serves as a supplement to students online education, ensuring that they get the best of both worlds, a program they can complete from wherever they are and a personal relationship with instructors and other students. This course is aligned with CEC standards for students who are deaf and blind. Course emphasis is on communication and assessment.
The certificate can be taken during a master’s or post-baccalaureate certification program, or as a stand-alone certificate. The College of Education offers a sequence of courses focused on deaf blindness. The Dual Sensory Impairments plan requires all general special education courses required for the Master of Education in Special Education and additional coursework in deaf blindness. This plan of study closely mirrors CEC standards and Perkins Competencies for Teachers of Learners Who are deaf blind with additional emphasis on best practice assessment.
This program has a total of 15-credit hours and a prerequisite of a bachelor's degree is required. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by inpidual.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Two courses require one weekend per course of on-campus instruction.
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