Early Childhood Special Education (Adv Cert)

15 credits

NYSED 36087/35088

The Early Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate program is for teachers who already possess initial, provisional, permanent, or professional certification in early childhood (birth-grade 2), childhood (grades 1-6), or elementary (pre-k-6) education. The program leads to New York state certification for teaching students with disabilities (birth-grade 2).

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 an early childhood or elementary teacher.

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
CTGE 5157Assessment Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
CTGE 5421Planning Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities3
CTGE 6340Interventions Read / Write3
CTGE 6350Positive Behavior Support3
CTGE 5222Practicum for In-Service Teachers (Requires one semester of fieldwork)3
EDGE 0270Autism Training Module0
Total Credits15

Candidates who did not take a special education foundation course prior to admission can take a foundation course (or CTGE 6305 Dev Delays / Early Interv) concurrently with required courses for the advanced certificate program.