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 Education and 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|
RP & SE 121
|Disability and Substance Abuse|
RP & SE 125
|Health and Rehabilitation Professions|
RP & SE/LEGAL ST 135
|Disability and the Criminal Justice System|
RP & SE 200
|Issues in Special Education (only offered as a FIG course)|
RP & SE 210
|The Disability Experience (only offered as a FIG course)|
RP & SE 310
|Positive Psychology and Well Being|
RP & SE 330
|Behavior Analysis: Applications to Persons with Disabilities|
RP & SE 435
|Overview of Early Childhood Special Education|
RP & SE 466
|Diversity in Special Education|
RP & SE 500
|Rehabilitation-Counseling Psychology: Foundations|
RP & SE 505
|Biological, Psychosocial, and Vocational Aspects of Disabilities|
RP & SE 510
|Partnering with Families and Other Professionals in Early Childhood Special Education|
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.