Adolescence Special Education (M.S.T., Transitional B)
This clinically-rich master’s degree program in adolescence special education prepares teachers for support roles in special education such as consultant teacher, resource room service providers, and integrated co-teachers. The coursework and field experiences develop competencies in understanding principles and policies of special education, and proficiency in assessing and providing evidenced-based intervention and instruction for culturally diverse adolescents with a range of disabilities.
The Transitional B program is an alternative teacher certification program. The New York State Transitional B Certificate permits eligible candidates to be employed as a classroom teacher in a New York State public school while completing a master's degree. Upon successful completion of this Transitional B program, graduates of the program qualify and are endorsed for New York state certification in Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist.
Applicants for any of the initial teacher education (ITE) programs must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education as well as their specific degree or certificate program and the following ITE requirements:
- baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major or concentration in one of the liberal arts or sciences
- a minimum undergraduate grade point average of approximately 3.0 (B or better)
- MAT or GRE scores (no more than five years old)
- two reference reports: academic and professional
- satisfactory command of oral and written English as evidenced through an admissions essay or interview
- Candidates for whom English is a second language are required to take and achieve a passing score in one of two tests: the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELT (International English Language Test). The following scores are the recommended minimum current1 test scores for English language proficiency for admission to the Graduate School of Education:
IELTS1: 7 for General Test Score, no subtest can be lower than 6
TOEFL1: 577 for paper test, 90 for Internet-based (IBT) test
Scores can be no more than two years old. See program descriptions for additional program-specific requirements.
Once admitted, teacher candidates must meet these requirements for matriculation:
- proof of immunization against measles, meningitis, mumps, and rubella, to be submitted to Fordham University Office of Student Health Services
- proof of baccalaureate degree in cases where student is admitted to the Graduate School of Education during the undergraduate senior year, to be submitted to the Graduate School of Education, admissions office
- proof of registration for the first semester of coursework, under advisement of the appropriate ITE program coordinator
Program of Study
|UEGE 5102||Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education||3|
|CTGE 5420||Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners: Pre K-12||3|
|CTGE 5170||Assessment of All Learners with Disabilities||3|
|CTGE 5176||Teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms||3|
|CTGE 5155||Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future 1||3|
|CTGE 5277||Clinical Seminar in Behavioral Environments for Adolescent Exceptional Learners 2||3|
|CTGE 5165||Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Classrooms||3|
|CTGE 5547||Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum||3|
|PSGE 5302||Psychology of Adolescent Development and Learning||3|
|CTGE 5175||Teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms 3||3|
|CTGE 0709||Adolescence Education Portfolio||0|
|CTGE 5200||Field Experience Seminar: Issues in Reflective Practice (taken twice)||0|
Requires fieldwork hours with students with disabilities.
CTGE 5161 Differentiating Instruction for All Students may also fulfill this requirement.
The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (M.S.T.) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.
|EDGE 0230||Schools Against Violence Education Workshop||0|
|EDGE 0210||Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop||0|
|EDGE 0260||Dignity for All Students Training||0|
|EDGE 0220||Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Training||0|
In addition to the workshops listed above, the following workshop is also required of students in this MST program:
|EDGE 0270||Autism Training Module||0|