This fully online certificate provides opportunities for students to enhance their knowledge of disabilities by deepening their understanding of implications of disabilities for professional practice. The focus is on how disabilities are perceived, ways people with disabilities are included, and legal aspects of disability policies within and beyond practices in education systems.

This certificate is a total of 12 credit hours. Information about current tuition for online graduate coursework in our college can be found here: Tuition and Fees.

Non-degree seeking students may enroll in the certificate programs. Degree-seeking students may also apply for certificates in our program. All certificates require the completion of 12-credit hours. Please note that these certificates do not yield teacher certification. Those interested in completing a certificate must fill out the University of Florida’s application for admissions.

Please contact Dr. Alisa Hanson at for more information. 

Program Curriculum

All the courses listed are required for completion of the certificate.
However, students may enroll in any of the courses outlined as part of their coursework in other graduate level studies.

Required Courses

  • EEX 6099: Social Perspectives on Disability
  • EEX 6525: Disability Policy and Legislation
  • EEX 6778: Community and Work Access for Individuals with Disabilities
  • EEX 6930: Seminar in Disabilities
Please note the following University of Florida Graduate School certificate requirements:

  1. No course substitutions are permitted for certificates
  2. No transfer credits are permitted for certificates
  3. Students must apply and be accepted into a certificate program BEFORE they have earned half the required courses (in our case, before 6 hours are earned)
  4. Students must apply to receive their certificate in the semester in which they plan to finish it

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    Program Highlight

    Entry: Any Semester
    Typical Course Load: 5 courses
    Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
    Application Deadline: November 15th for spring admission; March 15th for fall admission
    Average Class Size: Not Applicable
    Program Completion: 2 semesters