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2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Teaching Students With Severe or Multiple Disabilities, Adv. Cert.


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Associate Professor McDonald, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-7149

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 preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and secondary school. 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).

On average, students complete this program in one and one-half academic years.
 

Admission Requirements


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

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


Upon successful completion of degree requirements, students will be eligible to apply for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. Contact the Office of Educational Support Services, 129 Hagedorn Hall, for information regarding any required Educational Law seminars* and other certification requirements. Forms for applying for certification can be found at the Office of Educational Support Services Web page under the certification tab.

*Please note, as of July 1, 2013, the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education now require a new six-hour seminar for Training in Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Prevention and Intervention, required under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA): http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/news/newsitem05162013.html.

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