2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2022  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Disability Studies, CAS

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Steven Taylor, 363 Huntington Hall, 315-443-4484, staylo01@syr.edu

In addition to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, Cultural Foundations of Education offers a graduate Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) in Disabilities Studies. Disability Studies applies social, cultural, historical, and philosophical perspectives to disability in society. Building on the proud tradition of Syracuse University’s School of Education in this important area, the program is designed to assist students in understanding disability and to prepare them to work to decrease barriers to full participation of all people in their community and society. This program stands at the forefront of change, exploring and facilitating new ways of thinking about and accommodating people with disabilities.

Certificate Requirements

The C.A.S. is a 15-credit program, with an oral or written exam at the conclusion of coursework. This program is available to students enrolled in Syracuse University graduate programs as well as to individuals who are not otherwise matriculated into other Syracuse University programs. Cultural Foundations of Education also collaborates with the College of Law in a joint degree program focusing on disabilities studies. Students obtain the J.D. and M.S. degrees, with the C.A.S. in disabilities studies, in three years instead of the four otherwise necessary to obtain both degrees.

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