Disability Studies Graduate Certificate
The Disability Studies Graduate Certificate offered by the College of Education and Human Development focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to exploring disability from cultural, historical and sociopolitical perspectives. This program draws from a variety of disciplines including health professions, liberal arts and social sciences.
Coursework includes research into disability rights and culture, as well as universal design and ecological aspects of disability. Students will also gain an understanding of disability as it relates to their personal, professional and social lives.
Additionally, Temple’s social justice mission provides a basis for collaboration on a variety of programs across the university.
Classes & Curriculum
You must complete 12 credit hours (four courses) in order to earn the certificate. Classes include
- Disability Rights and Culture and
- Field Work in Disability Studies.
All courses for the Disability Studies Graduate Certificate can be completed online or in classrooms on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia. You can enroll part-time and have up to two years to complete the certificate program.
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- Applied Behavior Analysis MSEd
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- Special Education MEd
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As all social institutions grapple with the changing nature of public and private participation by people with disabilities, students with a Disability Studies Graduate Certificate are well-suited for employment in a wide variety of careers in
- community planning,
- K–12 schools and higher education, and
- public policy and advocacy.