Childhood Special Education, Advanced Certificate

15 credits

NYSED 36085/35086

The Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate program is for teachers who already possess initial, provisional, permanent, or professional certification in Childhood (grades 1-6) or Elementary Education (pre-k-6). The 15-credit program leads to New York State certificate for teaching Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6). The coursework and field experiences develop competencies in understanding, assessing, and instructing students in special education.

The program does not lead to a degree. 

In addition to the general admission and completion requirements for master’s level graduate study, candidates must provide evidence of their initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification as a childhood or elementary teacher.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5159ASSESSMENT OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES3
CTGE 5161DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL STUDENTS3
CTGE 6340INTERVENTIONS READ / WRITE3
CTGE 6350POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT3
CTGE 5222PRACTICUM FOR IN-SERVICE TEACHERS3
Total Credits15

Candidates who did not take a special education foundation course prior to admission can take a foundation course concurrently with required courses for the extension program.