Childhood Special Education (Adv Cert)

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.

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

Course Title Credits
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
EDGE 0270Autism Training Module0
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.