What will I learn?

The certificate program is offered through the departments of Health Sciences and Psychology, and the College of Education and Human Services. The twelve-to-thirteen-credit certificate enhances the skills of occupational and physical therapists currently working, or wishing to work, in K-12 school settings or special schools.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

POST-PROFESSIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

HSC 514 - Occupational and Physical Therapy in the Schools

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

ESE 500 - Introduction to Special Education
ESE 501 - Nature & Needs Of Young Children W Disabilities & Those At Risk
ESE 502 - Introduction To Individuals With Mild/Moderate Disabilities
ESE 503 - Introduction To Individuals With Moderate & Severe Disabilities

TWO ELECTIVES FROM THE LIST BELOW OR OTHER ELECTIVE AS APPROVED:

HEALTH SCIENCE ELECTIVES

HSC 512 - Evolving Technologies in Health Care
HSC 570 - Special Topics - Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Children in Occupational Therapy (3 credits)
HSC 570 - Special Topics – Disability Laws in the Schools (3 credits)

EDUCATION ELECTIVES

ESE 500 - Introduction to Special Education
ESE 501 - Nature & Needs Of Young Children W Disabilities & Those At Risk
ESE 502 - Introduction To Individuals With Mild/Moderate Disabilities
ESE 503 - Introduction To Individuals With Moderate & Severe Disabilities
ESE 511 - Classroom Management & Intervention For Severe Behavior Problems
ESE 512 - Collaboration & Partnerships Among Parent & Professionals In Special Education
HED 560 - Foundations of a Coordinated School Health Program

PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVES

PSY 767 - Special Topics in School Psychology

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Sciences and Health Professions

2351 Euclid Avenue,

Science and Research Bld, Room 353,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in occupational or physical therapy or be enrolled in the Occupational or Physical Therapy Program at Cleveland State University. Individuals with related undergraduate degrees such as speech pathology, audiology, nursing, education, psychology, or social work may be admitted at the discretion of the program.

Meet minimum test score requirements.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score of 78 with at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based) score of 550

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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