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Department of Special Education 

 Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities - Adapted Physical Activity Track 



Students may elect to major in special education without working for a teaching certificate. The program, Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities (CPAD) prepares professionals for a variety of community-based roles providing services for children and adults with disabilities. These roles include: case managers for intermediate care facilities, house managers for community residences, supervisors for sheltered workshops, and directors for community living arrangement programs. Students conclude the CPAD program with a 12-credit internship within a local community-based facility.


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Alyssa Williams
Alyssa Williams - Featured Alumna
BSEd: Elementary and Special Education (2011)
MEd: Special Education – Autism Emphasis (2012)


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