Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Extension, MST

42 credits

NYSED 34666/34673

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:

Biology Extension

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.

Chemistry Extension

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.

Physics Extension

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.

English Extension

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.

Mathematics Extension

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

CourseTitleCredits
Required Courses
UEGE 5102HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN EDUCATION3
CTGE 5305TEACHING LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE ADOLESCENT STUDENTS3
CTGE 5155SPECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE 13
CTGE 5170ASSESSMENT OF ALL LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES 13
CTGE 5175TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES IN INCLUSIVE ADOLESCENCE CLASSROOMS 13
CTGE 5176TEACHING MATH AND SCIENCE IN INCLUSIVE ADOLESCENCE CLASSROOMS 13
CTGE 5166COLLAB & CO-TEACHING 12
CTGE 5167BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 13
CTGE 5547LITERACY AND LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM3
CTGE 5401TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITIES3
CTGE 5402TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 2: ASSESSMENT & PLANNING3
CTGE 5403TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 3: DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION3
CTGE 5404TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIVERSE ADOLESCENTS 4: REFLECTION & INNOVATION3
CTGE 6201DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES1
CTGE 5200FIELD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR: ISSUES IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE0
Subject Extension Area Requirement
Select one subject extension area6
Total Credits45
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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

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5272TEACHING AND ASSESSING SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENT CLASSROOMS (7-12)3
CTGE 5631SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION2
CTGE 6203CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM1
Total Credits6

Social Studies Extension

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5261TCHG & ASSESMT SOC STAD: ADOL3
CTGE 5791SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM3
Total Credits6

Mathematics Extension

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5286TEACHING AND ASSESSING MATHEMATICS: ADOLESCENTS1
CTGE 5283TEACHING AND LEARNING MATH IN THE MIDDLE GRADES2
CTGE 5284TEACHING AND LEARNING FOUNDATIONAL TOPICS AND MATH3
Total Credits6

English Language Arts Extension

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 6405TEACHING AND ASSESSING COMPOSITION ADOLESCENTS3
CTGE 6410TEACHING AND ASSESSING READING AND LITERATURE ADOLESCENTS3
Total Credits6

Required Workshops

The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (MST) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0
EDGE 0220DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO TRAINING0

In addition to the workshops listed above, the following workshop is also required of students in this MST program:

CourseTitleCredits
EDGE 0270Autism Training Module0