Post-Masters Certificate in Special Education (Grades 7-12)

The Post-Masters in Special Education is ideal for teachers who would like to develop expertise in working with students with disabilities and/or earn additional graduate credits. The program is 18 credits and candidates may transfer in 3 credits. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for NYS teaching certification in Students with Disabilities. Candidates will be able to work as a special educator in either a self-contained classroom, a resource room setting or work as a co-teacher in an inclusive classroom. The program can be completed in one academic year but candidates may take longer if they wish. Candidates admitted into the program will be assigned an advisor who will ensure that they meet the requirements for the grade level they teach, including which certification exams they will need to take.

Program Requirements (18 credits)

GESP5209 Developing Learning Environments  
GESP5317 Instructional Strategies
GESP5004 Mild/Moderate Disabilities
GESP5201 Assessing Students with Mild Disabilities
GESP5005 Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities
GESP6106 Special Education Practicum  

Candidates are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

To qualify for certification in New York State candidates must pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities and the Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi-Subjects 7-12.