The College of Education offers a 24 credit-hour program leading to a certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in special education. The CAS may qualify students for certification in grades 1-6 or 7-12 provided all other New York state certification requirements are met.
The CAS in special education is open to students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have completed an M.S. in education from an accredited institution.
The admissions criteria for the CAS are that candidates must:
- Hold a current, valid teaching certificate in either elementary or secondary education.
- Hold a master’s degree in education.
- Demonstrate a 3.0 QPA in the master’s degree.
- Meet prerequisite course requirements: two foundational courses — one in special education (e.g., EDU 539 Characteristics of Students with) and one in working/teaching diverse learners (e.g., EDU 528 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion). The prerequisite courses may be taken at other universities (an official graduate transcript will be needed).
- Meet content requirements for 7-12 generalist.
|EDU 572||Reading Difficulties: Identification and||3|
|EDU 565||Assessment of Students with||3|
|EDU 745||Behavioral Analysis/Ex Ed||3|
|EDU 746||Individuals with Moderate/Severe (field work requirement)||3|
|EDU 747||Consultation and Collaboration||3|
|EDU 768||Methods of Teaching Children With||3|
|or EDU 770||Methods of Teaching Adolescents With|
|EDU 794||Seminar in Special Education||3|
|DDP 795||Agency Practicum||3|