The M.A. in Developmental Disabilities is a 32-credit program that can be completed in one year of full-time study (or part time). Both the online and in-person programs follow the same curriculum.
The program provides:
An understanding of the historical, philosophical, and empirical foundations of work with special needs populations
Comprehensive knowledge about the developmental characteristics and individual differences of individuals with developmental disabilities across the lifespan
Research base and skills needed to provide effective, individualized support for individuals with developmental disabilities across the full range of abilities and in a variety of settings
Preparation to collaborate effectively with families and other members of the community, applying the highest ethical standards of the profession