For students wishing advanced training in the special education field—31 s.h. beyond the master’s degree. The course of study seeks to strengthen the student’s grasp of the relationship between the development of programs for exceptional individuals and historical and philosophical issues in general education; broaden the student’s familiarity with educational and social services to exceptional children and adults; and deepen the student’s understanding of research needs, trends and issues in the field of special education.
A master’s degree in special education or in a functionally related field plus a New York state certificate as a teacher in special education; a grade point average of 3.0 from an accredited institution.
Certification in elementary or secondary education, reading or speech and hearing and special education.
At least two years teaching in the field of special education.
At least three letters of reference from professional and/or academic sources.
A detailed resume of professional and related experiences; a comprehensive statement of professional goals and objectives.