Deafblind Interveners apply their skills to improve the educational outcomes for students from birth through age twenty-one who are deafblind. This program will prepare you to earn the national intervener credential through the National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP).
National legislation is pending (the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act) requiring that students who are deafblind have access to trained and qualified interveners. Now is the perfect time for you to complete your certificate, earn your national intervener credential, and fill this growing need.
The program is taught as an online cohort where you follow a set sequence of courses. Each course includes lab hours, requiring you to work on your final portfolio each semester. It is anticipated that most students already work with deafblind students. If this is not the case, you will be assisted in finding a placement by the Program Director.
Jumpstart your career goals with a certificate designed to enhance your professional skills within a focused discipline. Ranging from 12 to 18 credits, undergraduate certificates are built to showcase the competency and practical skills employers seek.
Courses are offered online in condensed, 8-week terms to accommodate your schedule and lifestyle through convenience and flexibility.
Undergraduate certificates also can serve as a stepping stone to your bachelor’s degree. Credits earned can transfer into a CMU baccalaureate program as either core courses or electives. Stand-alone undergraduate certificates are not eligible for financial aid.