2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention Graduate Certificate ♦

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College: Community Innovation and Education Degree: CRT
Department: School of Teacher Education
Program Websites: https://ccie.ucf.edu/exceptional-student-education/

Program Description

The Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention graduate certificate provides advanced coursework focused on evidence-based knowledge, skills, and resources for individuals who work with students who have high-intensity needs. This collaborative and inter-professional graduate certificate address competencies for an intervention specialist from the Council for Exceptional Students (CEC) and from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  This certificate is designed to meet the needs of educators and speech-language pathologists who use school-based and classroom instructional data to meet the instructional and intervention needs of all students, including at-risk and struggling students, beyond the typical, initial classroom instruction within a multi-tiered system of supports.

This certificate will provide an advanced, multi-disciplinary theoretical approach and applied knowledge base to experienced educators and speech-language pathologists.

Coursework focuses on knowledge, skills and competencies for professionals working with students within an intervention framework. The Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention certificate is a multi-disciplinary approach and includes competencies from exceptional student education, communication disorders, reading education, and English as a Second Language (ESOL) education. The graduate courses provide an opportunity for students to complete the Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention graduate certificate beyond the undergraduate degree. Should a student wish to earn a master’s degree, education specialist degree, or doctoral degree, the courses in the certificate could be applied to one of several degree programs in the College of Community Innovation and Education or in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program (housed in the College of Health Professions and Sciences) with the permission of their advisor.


The Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention certificate requires four courses (12 credit hours total).

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided in the link below is the best that is available to us. This information represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to current and prospective students, as you make your career and educational choices.

Application Deadlines

Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention Graduate Certificate*Fall PriorityFallSpringSummer
Domestic Applicants
Jul 1Dec 1Apr 1
International Applicants

*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Mary Little PhD
Dena Slanda PhD

Exceptional Student Education 

Linda I. Rosa-Lugo EdD
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Telephone: 407-823-4351
HPA 2-110

Graduate Admissions

Christina Dabrowski
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes

GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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