The University of Maine at Machias offers an online psychology degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Community Studies with a concentration in Disabilities in Youth. Psychology and Community studies is an interdisciplinary degree includes anthropology, psychology, sociology, natural sciences, economics, arts, and humanities in the curriculum. Students study the human community and learn how to understand, manage, and promote change in their lives, communities, and around the world.
The Disabilities in Youth concentration focuses on preparing students to work with this group in a capacity other than special education teacher. You will learn about each of the disabilities specified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, studying the relevant special services, related services, and supplemental aids and services that may be found within youth programs. Courses teach students to engage in diagnostic assessment for eligibility purposes and to develop the skills to interpret and apply evaluation findings to develop individualized programs that benefit students with special needs. The curriculum meets the requirements for Maine’s Birth-to-Age-5 Teacher of Children with Disabilities Certification Endorsement.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official High School Transcript/GED Score