General and Exceptional Adolescents, MST

45 credits

NYSED 34668/34675

This clinically-rich master’s degree program in adolescence and special education is an integrated, dual-certification program leading to New York state certification as both education classroom teacher for adolescents grades 7-12 in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts, and Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist with an extension in the related subject area. The principles of equity, access, and rigor frame the coursework, and field experiences are designed to develop competencies in both general and special education in a specific subject area.

In addition to the general application requirements, applicants for the dual-certification programs must complete these content-core requirements:

Biology

Have an earned degree in biology (or a related field, for example, biological sciences) with a minimum of 30 credits in biology coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, evolution, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, diversity, growth, and human biology.

Chemistry

Have an earned degree in chemistry (or a related field, for example, applied chemical science) with a minimum of 30 credits in chemistry coursework.

Earth Science

Have an earned degree in earth science (or a related field, for example, applied chemical science) with a minimum of 30 credits in earth science coursework.

Physics

Have an earned degree in physics or related area (for example, physical science) with a minimum of 30 credits in physics coursework and 16 credits distributed among biology, earth science, and chemistry. Included in the 30 credits must be coursework in the following areas: principles of physics, including concepts in mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, radioactivity, relativity, and quantum mechanics.

English

Have an earned degree in English or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 credits in English language arts coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: American literature, British literature, multicultural literature, written composition, literary criticism, women writers, and media studies.

Math

Have an undergraduate major in mathematics or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 credits in specific mathematics content areas.

Social Studies

Have an earned degree in history or its equivalent with a minimum of 30 credits in social studies coursework. This content must include coursework related to: anthropology or cultural studies, political science, government or civics, economics, sociology, geography, psychology, global connections, and the impact of science and technology on society. In all, at least 21 credits must be in the study of history and geography.

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 5166COLLAB & CO-TEACHING 12
CTGE 5167BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 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 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 0709ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION PORTFOLIO0
Subject Area Requirement
Select a subject area9
EDGE 0260DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TRAINING0
EDGE 0220DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO TRAINING0
EDGE 0230SCHOOLS AGAINST VIOLENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0210CHILD ABUSE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING WORKSHOP0
EDGE 0270Autism Training Module0
Total Credits48
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Courses require eight to ten fieldwork hours with students with disabilities.

Subject Areas

In addition to the content-core courses, candidates for this degree must complete related subject-area requirements to obtain the dual-certification. The course of study includes nine additional credits in the dual subject area.

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5272TEACHING AND ASSESSING SCIENCE IN ADOLESCENT CLASSROOMS (7-12)3
CTGE 5631SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION2
CTGE 5275INTEGRATING MATH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION3
CTGE 6203CYBER COMMUNITIES FOR STEM1
Total Credits9

Social Studies

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5261TCHG & ASSESMT SOC STAD: ADOL3
CTGE 5791SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM3
CTGE 5790INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL THINKING3
CTGE 67941
Total Credits10

Mathematics

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5284TEACHING AND LEARNING FOUNDATIONAL TOPICS AND MATH3
CTGE 5286TEACHING AND ASSESSING MATHEMATICS: ADOLESCENTS3
CTGE 5283TEACHING AND LEARNING MATH IN THE MIDDLE GRADES3
Total Credits9

English Language Arts

CourseTitleCredits
CTGE 5793CURRICULUM DESIGN1
CTGE 5531LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN ADOLESCENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS2
CTGE 6405TEACHING AND ASSESSING COMPOSITION ADOLESCENTS3
CTGE 6410TEACHING AND ASSESSING READING AND LITERATURE ADOLESCENTS3
Total Credits9

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