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2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation


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Professor Sciarra, Chairperson, Hagedorn Hall,  Daniel.T.Sciarra@hofstra.edu

Professors Gellman, Johnson
Associate Professors Bloomgarden, Giuliani, Pace, Schwartz, Wilson
Assistant Professors Elkis-Abuhoff, Mitus, Perkins, Seirup, Weber


Counseling (COUN)

The graduate programs in counseling provide professional counselor preparation in school counseling, mental health counseling, community counseling, and college student development counseling. Students who complete the approved curriculum in school counseling are recommended by Hofstra University for provisional certification as school counselors. Students who complete the approved curriculum in mental health counseling are eligible for satisfying the education component required for licensure as a mental health counselor in New York state.

The programs are at several graduate levels:

  1. Master of Science in Education in Counseling degree.
  2. Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree.
  3. Professional Diploma program for students holding a master’s degree in counseling who wish to return for advanced or specialized training. The program requires a total of 60 hours of graduate study in counseling. Credits earned as part of the prior master’s may be counted toward this total. A minimum of 24 hours must be taken in residence at Hofstra.
  4. Advanced Certificate in School Counselor Bilingual Extension.

Prospective candidates are welcome to arrange for introductory and advisory interviews with the program director. The transfer of graduate credit in counseling course work earned at another accredited institution within the previous five years can be arranged, up to a limit of 9 semester hours, upon program advisement and University approval.

 

Creative Arts Therapy (CAT)

  • Master of Arts: Creative Arts Therapy
  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): Special Education and Creative Arts Therapy

Gerontology (GRON)

  • Master of Science in Gerontology
  • Advance Certificate: Gerontology

Rehabilitation Counseling (REHB)

  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health
  • Professional Diploma: Rehabilitation Administration

Research (RES)

  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): Program Evaluation

Special Education (SPED)

  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): Special Education
  • Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.): Special Education and Creative Arts Therapy

Special Education and Inclusive Education offers master’s and advanced certificate programs which provide a comprehensive, integrated experience aimed at developing skills and competencies in educating the exceptional child and adolescent in inclusive and special education settings. The Special Education and Inclusive Education programs prepare students with broad based experiences in all areas of special education with a strong developmental focus at the early childhood, childhood, middle childhood or adolescent level.

A universal theme woven into the fabric of all programs in special education is an appreciation of diversity and the understanding that the goal of education is to teach every child so that all children can learn.  Effective inclusive practice that provides successful access to educational and other support services for children with disabilities will be emphasized.

The Special Education and Inclusive Education programs meet all the standards for the preparation of professional personnel in Special Education established by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Standards for Inclusive Teacher Preparation Programs of the New York State Higher Education Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling.

Programs
The Master of Science in Education teacher education programs prepare professional personnel in the education of children and youth across the full range of disabilities, including cognitive impairments, developmental disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, physical, sensory and health-related disabilities, and neurological and learning disabilities.  Special Education and Inclusive Education programs are designed for teachers possessing initial certification valid for teaching early childhood, childhood, middle childhood or adolescence and/or certification in literacy.  Our programs lead to New York State certification as a general and special education teacher in early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, or adolescence as well as the annotation to teach students with severe or multiple disabilities.

Extended programs are available for students with no formal preparation in the field of education at the early childhood, childhood and adolescent developmental level.

The dual program in Literacy and Special Education leads to New York State Certification in Literacy and Special Education at the early childhood developmental level.

The dual program in Creative Arts Therapy and Special Education leads to New York State Certification in Special Education at the early childhood developmental level.

The Master of Arts is for students who have completed programs in special education on the undergraduate level and have initial New York State Certification in Special Education.  Completion of this program leads to New York State Professional Certification in Special Education.

Advanced Certificate Programs are available for certified Special Education teachers or students who are completing a master’s degree program for the teaching of students with disabilities and wish to broaden their skills in one of the following areas:

  •   Advanced Certificate for Teaching Students With Severe or
      Multiple Disabilities
  •   Advanced Certificate for Gifted Education
  •   Advanced Certificate for Bilingual Special Education
  •   Advanced Certificate for Early Childhood Special Education
  •   Advanced Certificate for Special Education Assessment and  
      Diagnosis

 

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