Nov 28, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate Program in Adapted Physical Education and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (APBC)


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Advisors:

Jiabei Zhang,
Student Recreation Center, Room 1043
HPHE Department

Kate LaLonde
Sangren Hall, Room 4571
SPLS Department

This Interdisciplinary graduate certificate is designed for teaching children with severe disabilities in a combined program structured in a way that allows students to develop professional competencies through the completion of a fully online program. The program prepares teachers to provide quality APE and PBIS services for K-12 children with severe disabilities in APE and SE classes. The program includes 27 credit hours. A program graduate will be endorsed to teach APE for children with severe disabilities in physical education classes and/or provide PBIS service for children with severe disabilities in special education classes with a valid teaching certificate in physical education or special education (depending on the certification process in state of residence). This program is federally funded from 10/01/2020 to 09/30/2025. Contact Dr. Jiabei Zhang at zhangj@wmich.edu or Dr. Kate LaLonde at katherine.lalonde@wmich.edu for further information.

Admissions criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or Special Education
  • Teaching certificate in Physical Education Special Education
  • One page statement explaining applicant interest in this certificate
  • Thee professional letters of reference
  • Meet University Requirements for Graduate Level Admission

 

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