Teacher of Students with Disabilities

The teacher of Students with Disabilities program prepares students to work with learners who have various disabling conditions, including those who have multiple and severe disabilities. This program is offered through the weekend quarter schedule. Students are required to hold at least initial certification in another area prior to enrolling in the SWD program. Completion of the Students with Disabilities program qualifies students for dual certification in Students with Disabilities together with the student’s prior area of certification: Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescence (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics, or Social Studies). Students who successfully complete the SWD program are recommended for certification as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities as well as the annotation/extension in Severe/Multiple Disabilities. This is a 36-39 credit program (including additional credentialing for severe and multiple disabilities).