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

Normajean.Brand normajean.brand at hccs.edu
Mon Jun 22 10:34:49 PDT 2015

I can highly recommend the ATACP program through CSUN for all the reasons Maria Bohn cited. And, am also looking into the possibility of adding CSUN's MA to my credentials along with the RESNA program but also have two going into college soon-- too soon!


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From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Maria Bohn
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 3:26 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Input? Adding an Assistive Technology Specialty to my M.Ed.

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 Sent from my iPhone

> 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-ed

> ucation-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&returnt

> o=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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