[Athen] Input? Adding an Assistive Technology Specialty to my M.Ed.

Adam Kosakowski kosakowskia at wcsu.edu
Sat Jun 20 12:06:17 PDT 2015

Hello Everyone!

I have been working in our disability office part time for over a year now and I have realized I have a knack and a love for Assistive Technology! I have a Masters of Education, but now I want to augment it with a specialty in Assistive Technology so I can one day have a better chance of getting a full time Assistive Technology Specialist position. I have been looking into post-graduate programs and it's all pretty confusing to me, so I was hoping to get some input.

So far I've found:

30 credit "Sixth Year" programs like this one: http://catalog.southernct.edu/graduate/programs-and-degrees/special-education-sixth-year-professional-diploma-adaptive-technology.html
15 credit "Graduate Certificate" programs like this one: http://catalog.gmu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=15&poid=5460&returnto=1028
and this ATACP program: http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/programs/ATAC (This one is the quickest, so that's a huge plus)

Regardless of what program I complete, after I aim to sit for the ATP exam through RESNA: http://www.resna.org/certification/certification-directory.dot This I already know for sure I want to do!

I guess my questions are: What sort of program would you suggest to get the sort of position I want? What post-nominal letters should I aim for? What did you do to get such cool positions?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!


Adam Kosakowski M.Ed.
Math Specialist and Assistive Technology Specialist, University Assistant
AccessAbility Services
Western Connecticut State University

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