DSHE-AC - Disability Services in Higher Education

Overview

Official Name of Program

Disability Services in Higher Education

Plan Code

DSHE-AC

Department(s) Sponsoring Program

Career

Graduate

Degree Designation

ADVCERPB - Advanced Certificate Post Baccalaureate

HEGIS Code

2299.00

NYSED Program Code

41949 - DSHE-AC

CIP Code

05.0210

Description

The Advanced Certificate in Disability Services in Higher Education, a fully online program, equips disability service office workers with the skills and knowledge to effectively champion college students with disabilities. This 12-credit program targets two groups: those who already have a master’s degree but want more information about specific topics in disability services, and those with a bachelor’s degree who are not ready to engage in a master’s program.

All credits earned while enrolled in the advanced certificate can be applied to the MS in Disability Services in Higher Education online degree program. (With a grade of B or better from these classes.)

Students of this program are taught by disability advocates and nationally recognized practitioners who have expertise in the following areas:

  • The major theories and models used to frame disability

  • Best practices in providing disability services in a college or other public setting

  • Assisting college administration and relevant departments in developing policies and guidelines regarding provision of services to students with disabilities

  • Arranging support and access in the classroom and non-classroom activities and college settings, including public college events

Requirements