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College and University AT Programs

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Bowling Green State University - Master of Education in Special Education with an Emphasis in Assistive Technology

This program consists of 33 credit hours of coursework offered online as well as a masters project, thesis or exam. This program is appropriate for:

  • Educators and others who support individuals with disabilities
  • School district personnel seeking to introduce AT into multiple environments
  • Anyone interested in learning more about AT

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California State University Dominguez Hills - Certificate Program Assistive Technology Specialist

The program is appropriate for special education teachers, related service providers, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists and administrators. Coursework consists of 15 credit hours of classes that can be taken online. These courses are offered year-round on a trimester schedule. An added benefit is that the courses offered through this program meet the professional development hours for license renewal as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


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California State University Northridge - Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP)

This program is for individuals with disabilities and / or their family members, educators, public and private rehabilitation personnel, employers, human resource specialists, ADA and Section 508 administrators for universities and assistive technology specialists and related service personnel. The program consists of the following components:

  • ATACP Standard: 60 hours online, 32 hours in-person, 8 hours project
  • ATACP FastTrax: 76 hours online, 16 hours in-person, 8 hours project
  • Coursework is delivered by completing a portion of online material before attending the live training
  • The remaining online instruction and project must be completed within 90 days after the last day of the live training

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Coppin State University - Assistive Technology Certificate Program

This program is geared towards AT professionals and Rehabilitation Practitioners who seek to enhance their professional development and skill by obtaining a certificate in Assistive Technology. Coursework consists of the following:

  • 15 hours coursework in-person
  • Coursework includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, field visits, hands-on experiences and presentations on AT

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East Carolina University - Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology

The AT certificate offered through East Carolina University may be pursed as part of a master's program or a stand-alone program. It is geared toward teachers, therapists, rehabilitation counselors, family members and others with undergraduate degrees who work with individuals with disabilities. To obtain the certificate in AT, one must complete the following:

  • 12 credit hours of coursework
  • all coursework is offered online in an asynchronous format

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George Mason University - Assistive Technology Graduate Certificate

This 15-credit certificate provides supplemental training for individuals who use assistive technology while working with individuals with disabilities. It is appropriate for general and special educators, related service providers, family members and caregivers who work with individuals with disabilities. The program consists of:

  • 15 credit hours of coursework offered on-site
  • Coursework is tool-based, hands-on and a direct-learning approach

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New Jersey City University Educational Technology Department - Assistive Technology Specialist Certificate

This is a graduate certificate program geared toward educators and related service providers. It consists of 15 hours of coursework offered on-site. Topics include AT intro, hardware, software and telecommunications for individuals with disabilities, AT and the Internet, AT assessment and evaluation as well as a practicum in AT.


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Northern Arizona University - Assistive Technology Certificate

This is a graduate certificate program geared towards individuals who have experience working with individuals with disabilities. The coursework is offered entirely online. It consists of the following:

  • 6 units - AT basic skill coursework
  • 7 units - Specialization and Practicum
  • 2 units - Independent study

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Stockton College - Certificate in Assistive Technology

This certificate program is geared towards related service providers, rehabilitation specialists, educators and other professionals who regularly work with AT. Registrants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Coursework consists of the following:

  • 30 hours post-baccalaureate continuing professional education
  • 3, 5-hour on-site classes
  • 10 weeks online interactive classwork

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University of New Hampshire - Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology

This program is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree or higher to provide AT services for individuals with disabilities. It is appropriate for related service providers, rehabilitation counselors, educators, engineers and nurses. Coursework consist 15 credit hours of on-site coursework.


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University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology - Certificate in Assistive Technology

This program is designed for individuals who wish to continue their education in rehabilitation and assistive technology. To be eligible for admission, students must be enrolled in an MS, PhD, or MD degree program in an appropriate health-related or technology field. Coursework consists of 15 credit hours offered on-site.


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University of Washington - Certification of Educational Achievement in Assistive Technology

This program is intended for rehabilitation counselors, related service providers, educators and others in related fields. It is an individualized program of study that is flexibly designed by the student and faculty to allow students with discipline-specific education (occupational therapy, special education, etc.) to acquire academic preparation in the field of AT.


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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Graduate School - Certificate in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design

This is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet the demand for AT and accessible design specialists. It is geared toward anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of AT. They must have an undergraduate degree with certain coursework and grade requirements. The certificate program consists of 15 credit hours of coursework offered on-site, online or a combination of both. Successful completion of the certificate program will help prepare students to sit for state and national certification exams as AT specialists, rehabilitation engineering technologists and low-vision specialists.