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2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Teaching Students With Severe or Multiple Disabilities, C.A.S.


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Associate Professor Giuliani, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5143, George.A.Giuliani@hofstra.edu

The Advanced Certificate for Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities is designed for teachers who are certified in special education who wish additional pedagogical knowledge, skills, and experiences for Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities in early childhood, childhood, middle childhood, or adolescence. The goal of this annotation program is to prepare teachers to effectively meet the needs of students with Severe or multiple disabilities using varied and alternate strategies for developing communication and language skills, as well as functional curriculum in content areas. Teacher knowledge of the application of assistive technology and the use of alternative assessment methods are considered essential to effective instruction. This program leads to the New York State Annotation for Teaching Students With Severe or Multiple Disabilities (students may select from one of the two programs listed below).

Admission Requirements


Applicants for the Annotation for Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities must be certified in special education.

Program Requirements for Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) - Semester Hours: 16


Program Requirements for Childhood (Grades 1-6) or Adolescence (Grades 7-12) - Semester Hours: 16


Graduation Requirements


For All Certificate/Diploma Programs

  1. Completion of all program requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.

Teacher Certification Requirements


See Teacher Certification Requirements within the School of Education and Allied Human Services.

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