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Graduate Certificate in Learning Disabilities Offered

JAN. 12, 2009—The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has openings in its Learning Disabilities graduate certificate program, designed for practicing teachers seeking broader licensure or for paraprofessionals and substitutes with teaching licenses working in school settings.

The program has been streamlined to allow students to complete all requirements in one year. It meet the most current standards of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for certification as a learning disabilities teacher.

Several Minnesota teachers have taken the courses and successfully achieved certification in their home state, according to UWRF outreach program manager Linda Jacobson. While following through with licensing in Minnesota remains the responsibility of the student, it is possible to meet the state requirements through this program, she says.

All courses in the program, which begins summer 2009, are taught by UWRF faculty who are experts in the field and have experience teaching students with learning disabilities in a K-12 setting.

For more information on the program, contact Michael Harris, UWRF associate professor of communicative disorders, 715-425-0602, or email Harris at Additional program information and application procedures can be found by selecting the professional development option under the continuing education tab at

The UWRF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office provides lifelong learners with academic and professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses and online registration information is available at, by calling the outreach office at 715-425-3256 or 800-228-5607 or by emailing


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