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

Maria Bohn mbohn at bergen.edu
Sat Jun 20 13:26:24 PDT 2015

I just finished the Atacp thru the tseng college at CSUN it's a wonderful program. There was a lot interaction with other students so I made a lot of connections and we plan to keep in touch. The Professors are excellent - I did do the spring semester where you have to attend a two day mandatory in person session I really enjoyed that and happy I chose to do that semester I feel the information and content was valuable to my career. I too plan to take the RESNA exam in the near future. CSUN also has an MA program in assistive technology completely online which I learned about in depth at a conference. It looks amazing but unfortunately I have one child just about to enter college and two more to go so that will have to wait if I decide to pursue it. Good luck!

Maria Bohn
Senior Resource Accommodation Specialist - Assistive Technology
Bergen Community College
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> On Jun 20, 2015, at 3:07 PM, Adam Kosakowski <kosakowskia at wcsu.edu> wrote:


> 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!


> Regards,


> Adam Kosakowski M.Ed.

> Math Specialist and Assistive Technology Specialist, University Assistant

> AccessAbility Services

> Western Connecticut State University

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