Contact the M.S. in Special Education Program

Program Director: Susan Hildenbrand
Office: RCW 108
Phone: (585) 385-7297

Special Education Advanced Certification (Grades 1-6)

This program prepares teachers who have completed the master's degree requirement and are pursuing certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 1 - 6. (18 credits)

Special Education Advanced Certification Requirements (Grades 1-6)

Please Note: The Graduate Catalog contains the most current M.S. in Special Education: Childhood program requirements, including course descriptions.

Note: Requires professional or permanent Childhood certification.


Course Name

Credit Hours

GSED 500

Critical Issues in Inclusive Education


GSED 501

Inclusive Education in Today’s Schools


GSED 502

Methods and Strategies for Teaching Students in the Inclusive Classroom


GSED 508

Behavior Management in the Inclusive Classroom: Childhood


GSED 516

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Students in the Inclusive Classroom


GSED 650

Practicum in Special Education: Childhood



Total credit hours:


New York State Requirements: Childhood Certificates

Candidates who are seeking the Childhood and Special Education Certificates must have an adequate knowledge base for teaching to the New York State Learning Standards. This includes coursework in Humanities; Communication; Written Analysis and Expression; History; Social Sciences; Languages Other Than English (LOTE); Scientific Process; Mathematical Process; Health; Physical Education; Family and Consumer Sciences; and Artistic Expression. Transcripts are reviewed prior to admission to determine adequate preparation for the program. Candidates with inadequate preparation will be required to take additional coursework prior to student teaching.

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