Applications Are Now Open!
Fall 2021: Oct. 1-August 1

 

Originally, CDER was created with funding from a grant by the U. S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration as part of the Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD). The goal was to support personnel working as rehabilitation counselors in state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies who did not have the appropriate education and training. When that funding ended, the need for access to this degree continued, and CDER is now a self-support program for students outside of the San Diego catchment area to earn the 60-unit MS degree via distance education that is administered 100% online. The program admits one cohort at a time who complete the three-year program by taking two or three courses each semester all year round for three years. Using the same admission and retention criteria, curriculum requirements, student learning outcomes, and graduation requirements as the on-campus program, CDER students are located throughout the United States, including American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

Estimate Cost Estimated Cost
$33,960
Completion Time Completion Time
As short as 3 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

For additional information please visit the program site at interwork.sdsu.edu/main/rcp or contact Dr. Mark Tucker at mtucker@sdsu.edu.

Courses

2020 Fall2021 Winter2021 Spring2021 Summer
ARP 0607 Applications of Rehabilitation Technology

Provide rehabilitation professionals with knowledge and skills to assess assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities and match those needs with appropriate adaptations, equipment, and/or resources to expand employment and related quality of life opportunities.

Prerequisite
Admission to rehabilitation counseling program or consent of instructor.

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Marcia Scherer
ARP 0615 Seminar in Multicultural Dimensions in Rehabilitation Counseling
Issues, insights, and techniques for improving effectiveness in working with culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and their families. Focuses on insuring culturally appropriate and relevant rehabilitation services including full community integration.
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ARP 0645A Assessment in Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation assessment, labor market information, and career planning implications. Current assessment approaches, counseling, and career theories related to individuals with disabilities.
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ARP 0645B Assessment in Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation assessment, labor market information, and career planning implications. Current assessment approaches, counseling, and career theories related to individuals with disabilities.
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ARP 0648 Group Dynamics in Rehabilitation
Theory, dynamics, process and leadership function as applied to group work in rehabilitation. Development and application of group leadership skills/techniques for adjustment, support, skill training, self-directed groups, organizational problem solving and team-building groups in rehabilitation
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ARP 0660 Theory and Process of Counseling in Rehabilitation
Counseling theories, approaches to and techniques for counseling, and research concerning counseling effectiveness.
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Joseph Piccari
ARP 0684 Rehabilitation Foundations
Background and legislation related to vocational rehabilitation, consumer services, role and function of rehabilitation counselor as a professional. Orientation to community rehabilitation agencies.
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ARP 0685A Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability
Interface of the individual and the environment covering disabilities from the perspective of each disability viewed in terms of functional capacities and rehabilitative services needed. Open to rehabilitation graduate students and practitioners.
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ARP 0685B Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability

Interface of the individual and the environment covering disabilities from the perspective of each disability viewed in terms of functional capacities and rehabilitative services needed.

Prerequisites: Open to rehabilitation graduate students and practitioners.

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ARP 0687 Job Development Individuals with Disabilities
Determination of employment and community integration needs of individuals with disabilities. Theories and techniques are presented through case study methods. Strategies focus on continuous surveys and readings focus on employment needs and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
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Robert Price
ARP 0710A Seminar: Organizational Development in Rehabilitation
The course presents principles of organizations, perspectives of change within organizations and its impact on employees and its consumers. Principles of organization diagnosis, planning and change are presented in the context of the community environment. The students demonstrate strategies for assessment, analysis and planning within the organization's context and culture.
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Seneca Sharp
ARP 0710B Seminar: Grant Writing
Selected topics with emphasis in research in rehabilitation counseling and/or administration.
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ARP 0740 Case Management and Rehabilitation Services
Study of a selected area in administration, rehabilitation, or postsecondary education, such as educational law, finance, supervision, personnel procedures, etc. May be repeated with new content.
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ARP 0744 Practicum in Rehabilitation
Clinical supervision within rehabilitation systems as it relates to outreach and referral, career development, counseling, and caseload management. Maximum credit 12 units applicable to a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling.
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Toni Saia
ARP 0745 Internship in Rehabilitation

Supervised internship in rehabilitation setting which involves application of rehabilitation counseling experiences. Maximum credit of nine units applicable to a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling or enrollment in the Rehabilitation Administration Certificate.

Prerequisite
Completion of at least 24 units leading to Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.

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Teresa Grenawalt
ARP 0755 Governance and Policy Development in Postsecondary and Disability Systems
Development and examination of relevant policy and impact of politics in governance and administration in postsecondary and disability-related systems; control functions of federal, state, and local agencies; influence of lay citizens and special interest groups; roles of judiciary, employee organizations and students.
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Krystle Taylor
ARP 0798 Special Study: ARP 0798
Individual study. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; to be arranged with department chair and instructor. May involve fieldwork.
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Holly Harris
ED 0690.01 Methods of Inquiry
Procedures for gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information; reviewing the literature; designing studies. Section selection to be made with department graduate advisor.
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Mark Tucker

 

Labor Analysis
M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate — Nationwide

Job Posting
Job Postings
Last 12 months
298,138

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+18.37%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$40,000-$82,000