The IHD Center for Disability Studies offers a Certificate in Disability Studies encouraging interdisciplinary studies through the UMKC School of Social Work.

The IHD Center for Disability Studies offers a Certificate in Disability Studies encouraging interdisciplinary studies through the UMKC School of Social Work.

Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation

Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation synthesizes research findings and best practices identified in the other six areas for development and implementation of interdisciplinary pre-service education. Pre-service interdisciplinary¬†training¬†includes all levels of post-secondary education, from undergraduate through post-doctoral training, and encompasses a range of training opportunities, including: infusion in existing courses;¬† development of specific courses focusing on disability issues; interdisciplinary/interagency processes; and the development of targeted interdisciplinary certification or degree programs. Further, it includes interdisciplinary education programs that are both contained within UMKC and are inter-institutional in nature — encompassing collaborative training programs with other colleges and universities across the state.

This priority area synthesizes the research findings and best practices identified in the other six areas for development and implementation of interdisciplinary preservice education. Preservice interdisciplinary training includes all levels of post-secondary education, from undergraduate through post-doctoral training. It also encompasses a range of training opportunities, from infusion in existing courses through development of specific courses focusing on disability issues and interdisciplinary/interagency processes, to development of targeted interdisciplinary certification or degree programs. Further, it includes development of interdisciplinary education programs that are both contained within UMKC and are inter-institutional in nature — encompassing collaborative training programs with other colleges and universities across the state.

Interdisciplinary Personnel Preparation Project Profiles:

College of Direct Support

Interdisciplinary Collaborations

KC-BANCS

Leadership Certificate in Disability Studies

Service-Learning (Gateway Program)

Tips for Kids (LEND)

Veterans in STEM: Critical Analysis of Factors Affecting Pathways to STEM Careers for Veterans Experiencing Disabilities