HDI Announces Applications Open for Developmental Disabilities Graduate Certificate

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Applications are now open for the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of this Graduate Certificate is to prepare students from a broad range of disciplines to play a leadership role in providing services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families. In addition to classroom learning, students will also have the opportunity to participate in a practicum and learn directly from individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.A stipend of $2500 to $3000 is offered to Developmental Disabilities Certificate students on an annual competitive basis. Anyone who has earned a bachelor’s degree is eligible to apply for admission and students from ALL disciplines are encouraged to apply. This program could be an asset for students entering any field that involves individuals with disabilities, including education, medicine, genetics, social work, human resources, public policy, engineering, and more. The Application for the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities can be found here: www.hdi.uky.edu/graduate-certificate

“I have loved being a part of the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disability! The format of the class is great; having experts from each field come in to speak to the class has greatly increased my knowledge of so many issues related to the field of developmental disability. I plan to work with children and adolescents with disabilities in the future, and I think having some knowledge about everything from assistive technology to communication to supported employment will enable me to better help all students!”– Katie Terrell, Graduate Student in School Psychology

In addition to the on-campus developmental disabilities certificate program, an online version of the certificate is also available. Students in the online certificate program may be eligible for a reduced stipend. For more information, contact Elaine Eisenbaum, PhD at eeisenbaum@uky.edu or at 859-257-6086.