Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities

Academic Advisor

Sister Margaret Anne Dougherty, RSM, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in Education

   610-796-5519
   margaret.dougherty@alvernia.edu

 


Admissions Staff


Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367
   kelly.burr@alvernia.edu

Cynthia Mensch
Director, Alvernia University
Schuylkill Center

   1544 Route 61 Hwy S. Suite 6190
   Pottsville, PA 17901
   570.385.2382
   cynthia.mensch@alvernia.edu

Dana Baker
Director of Philadelphia Center
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
   Melrose Park, PA 19027
   215-635-4734
   dana.baker@alvernia.edu

Certification


Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities

Attain Your Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities Online


Are you interested in learning more about human disabilities? Do you want to better understand related laws and advocacy that protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities? Does collaboration across fields and roles in order to support people with special needs in schools and community settings appeal to you? All of these connections can lead you to Alvernia for a 12-credit graduate level Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities.

As an added value, you can also build upon this Certificate to earn a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Special Education Teaching Certification later at Alvernia. Beginning in Summer 2013, the four courses below will be available online and in a blended format throughout the year:

MED 505: Introduction to Individuals with Special Needs (Suggested first course)
MED 515: Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
MED 535: Collaboration and Legal Issues in Special Education
MED 545: Social Development & Behavior Support

We’re here to help you get where you want to go. That’s why Alvernia University has made applying to the Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities program a little easier for busy educators like you.

Application to Alvernia University is on a rolling admissions basis, which means that we are constantly accepting and reviewing applications. Following are the admission requirements for the graduate certificate program at Alvernia University.

  • Complete your paper application. If you would like an application mailed to you, please email or call the appropriate Graduate Coordinator at 610-796-5187. Applications should be completed in ink or typed, and a non-refundable $50 application fee should accompany the application.

  • Order your official transcript(s). Official transcript(s) indicating that the applicant has earned an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Transcripts from all institutions are required.

  • Personal Statement. One-page personal statement that summarizes the value of the program of graduate study for his/her personal and professional growth and development.



For more information about the certificate program please contact us at graduate@alvernia.edu or 610-796-5187.

Contact Admissions:

610.796.5187






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