Graduate Education

Several of the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities’ grants specifically support education and training for students, community members, professionals in fields of education, healthcare, and members of the legislature. Our specialized staff offer training opportunities each year on critical issues related to developmental disabilities. Creating future leaders and scholars to carry out the important mission of improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families is at the heart of our educational programs.

Preservice University Education

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Interdisciplinary Training for Early Intervention Professionals
A 90 hour on-line course on evidence based practices in early intervention. The course aims to increase the number and quality of early interventionists serving infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. This interactive, competency-based program is organized into three modules: Family-centered Practices, Evaluation & Assessment and Intervention Strategies.


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Special Education Transition to Adulthood Online Graduate Certificate
Are you interested in moving into the secondary special education field? Looking to enhance your current job opportunities? If so, take a close look at the University of Connecticut's (UConn) four course, 12-credit online graduate certificate program, Special Education Transition to Adulthood.


Certificate Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Public Health

Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health
The Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies in Public Health is a 12-credit graduate level course of studies offered entirely online. Disability Studies uses the 10 Essential Public Health Services as a framework to study the health and well-being of people with disabilities and their families, as well as the communities in which they live, learn, work, and play, and the populations of which they are a part.


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Doctoral Leadership Program in Early Childhood Intervention
A rigorous program of study that is competency based across Personnel Preparation, Research Inquiry, Scholarship and Community Engagement through Practice and Policy for students who will be prepared for faculty positions in ECI in Special Education. The unique needs of infants and young children and their families and the subsequent complexity of service delivery demands attention to both ECI pedagogy and leadership preparation.