Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Extension, M.S.T.
This clinically-rich master’s degree program prepares graduates to be the teacher of record for a special class in the subject area of the extension. In addition, candidates will also be qualified for support roles in special education such as consultant teacher, resource room service providers, and integrated co-teachers. The coursework and field experiences emphasize the subject area of the extension while developing 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.
This program leads to New York state certification as a teacher of Students with Disabilities 7-12 generalist with an extension in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts.
In addition to the content-core requirements, applicants for an extension certification must complete these prerequisite content core requirements:
Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a biology major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: anatomy and physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, behavior, diversity, growth, and human biology.
Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a chemistry major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry.
Earth Science Extension
Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in an earth science major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: scientific methods, space systems, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems.
Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a physics major or concentration including coursework in these areas: mathematics, electricity, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, radioactivity, and quantum mechanics.
Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in an English major or concentration, including coursework in these areas: British literature, American literature, multicultural writers, women writers, literary criticism, and written composition.
Complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a mathematics major or concentration.
Social Studies Extension
Complete or have completed the 18 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history, and geography including coursework related to anthropology or cultural studies, economics, sociology, geography, psychology, global connections, and the impact of science and technology on society.
Program of Study
|UEGE 5102||HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION||3|
|CTGE 5305||TEACHING LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE ADOLESCENT STUDENTS||3|
|CTGE 5155||SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE 1||3|
|CTGE 5170||ASSESSMENT OF ALL LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES 1||3|
|CTGE 5175||TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN INCLUSIVE ADOLESCENCE CLASSROOMS 1||3|
|CTGE 5176||TEACHING MATH AND SCIENCE IN INCLUSIVE ADOLESCENCE CLASSROOMS 1||3|
|CTGE 5166||COLLAB & CO-TEACHING 1||2|
|CTGE 5167||BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 1||3|
|CTGE 5547||LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM||3|
|CTGE 5401||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING||3|
|CTGE 5402||TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING||0 to 3|
|CTGE 5403||TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 3: DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION||0 to 3|
|CTGE 5404||TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 4: REFLECTION & INNOVATION||0 to 3|
|CTGE 6201||DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES||1|
|CTGE 5200||FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR: ISSUES IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE||0|
|Subject Extension Area Requirement|
|Select one subject extension area||6|
Courses require eight to ten fieldwork hours with students with disabilities.
Subject Extension Areas
In addition to the content-core courses, candidates for this degree must complete related subject-area requirements to obtain the extension. The course of study includes six additional credits in the extension’s subject area.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science Extension
|CTGE 5272||TEACHING AND ASSESSING SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENT CLASSROOMS (7-12)||3|
|CTGE 5631||SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION||2|
|CTGE 6203||CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM||1|
Social Studies Extension
|CTGE 5261||TEACHING AND ASSESSING SOCIAL STUDIES: ADOLESCENTS||3|
|CTGE 5791||SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM||3|
|CTGE 5286||Teaching and Assessing Mathematics in Adolescent Classrooms||1|
|CTGE 5283||TEACHING AND LEARNING MATH IN THE MIDDLE GRADES||2|
|CTGE 5284||TEACHING AND LEARNING FOUNDATIONAL TOPICS AND MATH||3|
English Language Arts Extension
|CTGE 6405||TEACHING AND ASSESSING COMPOSITION ADOLESCENTS||3|
|CTGE 6410||TEACHING AND ASSESSING READING AND LITERATURE ADOLESCENTS||3|
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|