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Severe/Multiple Disabilities (M)

This online graduate program prepares professional educators who can provide quality educational programs and habilitation services to children, adolescents, and adults with severe or multiple disabilities. This graduate level program prepares teachers, trainers, and consultants to work with such learners from kindergarten through adulthood in a variety of settings, including elementary and secondary schools, residential facilities, vocational training settings, and community habilitation programs.

Career Profile

The certification program leads to eligibility for initial certification or additional endorsement in West Virginia in Severe Disabilities, which includes moderate, severe, or profound mental impairments or multiple impairments or significant cognitive disabilities in Grades K-Adult (or the equivalent in other states). It also is applicable to qualification as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP). This program does not require prior certification for licensure in West Virginia. Individuals seeking certification or endorsement in other states or in international areas should consult with local and state agencies about certification requirements that apply specifically to them and confirmation that the WVU program will satisfy those requirements. This program qualifies as an alternative certification program in West Virginia.

Course Delivery Options

Online

Graduate Program Application Requirements

GRE

Program Application Test Requirements

​All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Extra Accreditation Info

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Application Deadlines

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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