Disability Studies and Community Inclusion - Graduate Certificate
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
The Disability Studies and Community Inclusion graduate certificate prepares students to be leaders in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life and across the lifespan. The focus is to understand the nature, meaning, health, social and political implications and consequences of disability within the context of a diverse and global world. Following guidelines from the Society for Disability Studies, the certificate is interdisciplinary, challenges the view of disability as an individual defect that can be remedied through medical intervention and includes national and international perspectives, policies, literature, culture and history.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal Statement and professional objectives
- Two letters of recommendation
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Graduate Certificate Policy for the College of Education, Health and Human Services
- Students seeking a graduate certificate must maintain a minimum 3.000 grade point average. A graduate certificate student who receives a combination of more than 8 credit hours of B- or lower grades, or more than 4 credit hours of grades lower than C is subject to dismissal. Students who are unable to maintain academic standards of the College are subject to dismissal for academic reasons. Grades of C- or below are not counted toward completion of the certificate.
- Certificates must be completed within six years after the first graduate enrollment.
- No more than 2 credit hours of workshop may be used toward a certificate.
- Before being eligible to be awarded a Certificate, students must be admitted to the Certificate program.
- Students currently in a graduate degree program may also apply to a certificate program. Their degree seeking coursework may be applied to the certificate coursework with advisor approval. The courses must be completed within six years and satisfy certificate course requirements.
- Students who have a previous graduate degree and are not currently seeking another graduate degree may transfer a maximum 6 credit hours with advisor approval. These credits may include hours from another KSU program, or from another accredited institution, if the following conditions are met: (1) courses were at the graduate level; (2) a grade of "A" or "B" was earned; (3) credit will be less than six years old at the time the certificate is conferred at Kent; and (4) student was admitted as a graduate student at the time the course was taken.
- Some program areas may be more restrictive. Students are advised to consult their program.
|RHAB 67725||PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF DISABILITY||3|
|Certificate Electives, choose from the following:||10|
|ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION|
|COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT|
|SCHOOL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW|
|FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN|
|BIOBEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF DISEASE PREVENTION IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION|
|CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN MUSIC|
|WEALTH, POVERTY AND POWER|
|SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE|
|APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES|
|CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS|
|CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS|
|PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS|
|INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES|
|INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES|
|COLLEGE TEACHING IN THEATRE|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||17|
|Minimum Certificate GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students declared in a doctoral degree should enroll in the doctoral level version of these courses, if offered.