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.
The Assistive Technology graduate certificate program requires completion of five courses (15 credits) that are all available online.
Required Courses (15 credits)
Optional Course (1 credit)
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
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.
Our online graduate certificate program at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $582.50 USD per credit as a resident and $1,142.49 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2022-23 academic year.
If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
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.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
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. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.