Early Childhood Special Education, Advanced Certificate

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), or Childhood (Grades 1-6) or Elementary Education (pre-k-6). The program leads to New York state certification for teaching Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2). 

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 an early childhood or elementary teacher.

Program of Study

CourseTitleCredits
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
Total Credits15

Candidates who did not take a special education foundation course prior to admission can take a foundation course (or CTGE 6300 CURRICULUM EVALUATION) concurrently with required courses for the advanced certificate program.