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    Assistive Technology - Online Graduate Certificate

    Earning certificates can earn you more.

    The Assistive Technology online graduate certificate is designed to broaden the knowledge and skill set of current and future educators in the field of computer and web-based instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities, with a focus on neurodivergent individuals (e.g. individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities). Furthermore, this certificate will address digital and cognitive accessibility, such as using technology to improve communication and/or access to instructional materials available through the web, computers, and mobile devices.

    Note:  Students can choose to combine the Assistive Technology certificate with another Special Education graduate certificate while completing the online Master’s Degree in Special Education-Evidence Based Practice emphasis.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Explore the use of assistive technology as an evidence-based practice
    • Asynchronous program lets you learn day or night
    • Affordable tuition
    • Stackable certificate

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    Enhance your knowledge base and expand your career.

    Assistive Technology - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The graduate certificate in Assistive Technology is a 15-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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    To qualify for the certificate program, you must meet graduate admission criteria by the application deadline for the term you're applying for.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

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    This program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $610.55 USD per credit as a resident and $1,198.54 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2023-24 academic year.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    What creates this value?

    • All faculty complete specific training for online teaching.
    • Faculty lectures are recorded in a state-of-the-art media studio and are included with each course.
    • An external team reviews online courses.
    • High levels of student/faculty interaction are standard.
    • Helpdesk technical staff are dedicated to assisting graduate students with online technology.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out if you qualify, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.