This certificate prepares specialists who develop and implement programs in supported employment and adult community living for youth and adults with disabilities. Students must complete 21 units with a 3.0 (B) grade point average. Students are able to develop competencies in instructional interventions, living options, community networking, and career development.
Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of at least 2.75 (when A equals 4.0) in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted. Introductory disability coursework and experience.
To complete the certificate, students must select 12 units of approved coursework in Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education; counseling and school psychology; or special education.
Dr. Caren L. Sax, certificate program adviser in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education, meets with each certificate student to design an individualized program of study based on the student’s educational background and professional experience. Students may enroll in certificate program and master’s degree program concurrently.