The Multiple Disabilities program is a 5-course sequence that prepares special education teachers to meet the needs of students with moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities, including preparing those teachers to utilize evidence-based practices in assessment, curriculum development, and instruction.
The Multiple Disabilities program is typically offered through a cohort model, with new cohorts beginning in odd numbered years. Cohort members can be students enrolled in the Master of Science program in the Department of Special Education, combining core courses and electives, or non-degree seeking students taking the courses as a stand-alone non-degree program. For additional information and advisement, please contact Karen Douglas, Assistant Professor.
In additional to general admission procedures, please note the Multiple Disabilities cover letter needs to address the following:
A description of your experience working with individuals with moderate, severe or multiple disabilities;
An assessment of your strengths and areas for improvement related to teaching individuals with moderate, severe, or multiple disabilities;
At least three specific learning goals for the program; and
A specific statement of your professional goals for the next three years.