2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Chair
Dr. Holly Pedersen, Chair

Human Services: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Program Mission

Minot State University is a leader in the preparation of Human Service Professionals for over thirty years. Through a contract with the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Department of Human Services, MSU delivers training for direct support and other professionals statewide. University faculty collaborate with service providers to ensure that the coursework and field experiences have direct application to the challenges faced by human service professionals.

To meet the national demand for human service professionals, MSU now offers this established program online for individuals looking for careers in leadership, program planning, and service coordination for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in programs throughout the nation.

Purpose of the Program

To provide Human Service Professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective services and supports that enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead self-determined and personally satisfying lives.

Program Goals

1. Provide exemplary learning experiences

2. Promote best practices

3. Recognize expertise

4. Support professional development and career paths

Our programs are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).

Exit Requirements for the Human Services Degrees

  1. Successful completion of all coursework outlined by the student’s Program of Study. Students may have no grade lower than C in any course required for their major.
  2. Successful completion of the final externship.
  3. Completed formal application for graduation.

Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (non-teaching)

MSU’s Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD can be a career ladder choice for graduates of our Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD degree. Students may also enroll in this four-year program with neither an Associate degree nor previous experience in the I/DD service industry. Like the Associate of Science degree, the Bachelor's degree is offered on-line and students may take advantage of many paid, hands-on experiences in the I/DD service industry while studying.

General Education
General Education Courses38
Required Core
SPED 101Introduction to Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services3
SPED 111Health Care in IDD I3
SPED 112Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II3
SPED 120Intro to Positive Behavior Supports3
SPED 140Human Development3
SPED 220Promoting Inclusive Opportunities 3
SPED 223Dual Diagnoses: ID and Mental Health Disorders2
SPED 225Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury2
SPED 250Developing Communicative Interactions2
SPED 255Aging and IDD2
SPED 296Field Experience in IDD4
SPED 311Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder3
SPED 341Assessment in Developmental Disabilities 4
SPED 440Instructional Interventions for People with DD 3
SPED 446Interdisciplinary Teaming and Community Collaboration in Human Services3
SPED 454Models & Strategies in Employment for People with Developmental Disabilities 4
SPED 491Senior Seminar in IDD4
SPED 497Externship in IDD8
Electives8
Total Hours105

Associate of Science Degree in Human Services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD offers the first degree option in the career ladder of Human Services programs at MSU. Available online, this flexible program provides candidates with the foundational knowledge and skills to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For individuals working in the I/DD service industry in North Dakota, a partnership between MSU and the Department of Human Services allows students to apply training from their workplace towards this degree through the credit by exam process.

The Associate of Science Degree in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the designated 30 credits of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities coursework and the 38 credits of General Education coursework.

General Education
General Education Courses38
Required Core
SPED 101Introduction to Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services3
SPED 111Health Care in IDD I3
SPED 112Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II3
SPED 120Intro to Positive Behavior Supports3
SPED 140Human Development3
SPED 220Promoting Inclusive Opportunities 3
SPED 223Dual Diagnoses: ID and Mental Health Disorders2,
SPED 225Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury2
SPED 250Developing Communicative Interactions2
SPED 255Aging and IDD2
SPED 296Field Experience in IDD4
Total Hours66

NOTE: Most courses in AS in Human Services with a major in I/DD are only offered once every two years. Students schedules will vary. See advisor for assistance.

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Concentration

Required
SPED 101Introduction to Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services3
SPED 120Intro to Positive Behavior Supports3
Select two or three of the following:4
Promoting Inclusive Opportunities
Health Care in IDD I
Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II
Dual Diagnoses: ID and Mental Health Disorders
Developing Communicative Interactions
Aging and IDD
Field Experience in IDD

Certificate of Completion in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

SPED 101Introduction to Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services3
Select three or four of the following:12
Health Care in IDD I
Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II
Intro to Positive Behavior Supports
Human Development
Promoting Inclusive Opportunities
Dual Diagnoses: ID and Mental Health Disorders
Assisting People with Traumatic Brain Injury
Developing Communicative Interactions
Aging and IDD
Field Experience in IDD
Total Hours15