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Deafblind Intervener

Undergraduate Certificate

Program Overview

Make a difference in the lives of students who are deafblind. A certificate in this growing field prepares you to help students who are deafblind learn more effectively and engage with the world.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Location: Online
Program Length: 1 year
Credit Hours: 12

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Do you have a passion for helping people overcome challenges and reach their full potential? The Deafblind Intervener Program will prepare you to support students who are deafblind in school settings.

The program prepares you to earn the national intervener credential through the National Resource Center for Paraeducators. Armed with this credential, you can work in a school or agency as a deafblind intervener, working one-on-one with students who are deafblind to help them maximize their potential and develop skills and independence.

Courses are offered online in eight-week terms to accommodate your busy schedule. You’ll go through the program with a cohort of classmates, following a set sequence of courses. And you’ll gain practical experience that will prepare you for a rewarding career of improving the lives of people who are deafblind.

Program Highlights

As a deafblind intervener student at CMU, you’ll:

  • Enjoy the convenience of online classes.
  • Gain hands-on experience for building your portfolio through working or interning in school settings.
  • Have the opportunity to apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree.
  • Prepare to earn a national credential and launch a rewarding career.

Careers & Outcomes

The Deafblind Intervener Certificate Program prepares you to earn a national intervener credential through the National Resource Center for Paraeducators. As a deafblind intervener, you’ll meet a growing need for professionals who can help students who are deafblind learn, develop skills and connect with the world.

National certification as a deafblind intervener can also boost your employment opportunities in other fields, including special education and communication disorders.

Career Projected Salary
Elementary School Teacher $61,350
Special Education Teacher $61,820
Interpreter or Translator $49,110