Inclusive Education/Adolescence Certification Requirements
Completing the Inclusive Education major with the ADOL/SWD Certification Concentration leads to Dual Certification: Adolescence and Special Education Generalist (Grades 7-12). These requirements are in addition to the requirements of a content-area major (English, History, American Studies, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, French, or Spanish).
Inclusive Education Major (31 credits)
- ITED 210: American Cultural Institutions (3)
- EDUC 230: Human Exceptionalities (3)
- PHIL 230: Educational Philosophy (3)
- EDUC 371: Classroom Management (3)
- ITED 422: Diversity in American Society (3)
- EDUC 440: Collaboration for Inclusion (3)
- EDUC 101: Issues in Student Health and Safety (0)
- EDUC 486: Student Teaching Seminar (1)
- EDUC 489: Student Teaching Adolescence (6)
- EDUC 499: SPED Student Teaching Grades 7-12 (6)
Adolescence Education/Students With Disabilities Certification Concentration (25 credits)
- ITED 228: Adolescent Development (3)
- MSTI 261: Foundations of Adaptive Technology in Learning I (2)
- MSTI 262: Foundations of Adaptive Technology in Learning II (2)
- EDUC 338: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction in Middle Education (3)
- EDUC 193: Field Experience I (0)
- EDUC 330: Assessment and Instructional Strategies for Inclusion (6)
- EDUC 293: Field Experience II (0)
- EDUC 359: Content Area Literacy: Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3)
- EDUC 36x: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction in English, LOTE, Math, Science, or Social Studies (3)
- EDUC 418: Methods of Literacy Instruction: Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3)
- EDUC 393: Field Experience III (0)
Qualifications for New York State Teacher Certification in Special Education
Candidates for New York State certification in Special Education (Grades 1-6 or Grades 7-12) must complete the following:
- Bachelor's degree.
- Childhood Education with Special Education Major or Inclusive Education major with Adolescence/SWD Certification Track. Adolescence majors must also complete a major in an approved content area. Options: English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, American Studies, Spanish, French.
- Students in the Adolescence/Students With Disabilities certification concentration must complete 6 credits in each of the following areas as a part of the Fisher Core: English, mathematics, sciences, and social studies. Only selected Fisher Core courses satisfy these requirements, so close consultation with the academic advisor is necessary.
- 150 hours of field experiences prior to student teaching. (The field experiences include 100 hours in Childhood or Adolescence and 50 hours in Special Education.)
- Student Teaching Experience-14 weeks.
- New York State Teacher Certification Examinations: Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST), Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W), and a Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of certification.
- Fingerprint clearance.
- Child Abuse and School Violence Intervention and Prevention Workshops.