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Teaching Students with Disabilities in Childhood Education

Teaching Students with Disabilities in Childhood Education

  • Initial or Professional Certification SWD Childhood 1-6
  • New York State registered program code: 26602
  • HEGIS Code: 0808.00 {Special Education, General}

Certification with New York State is for professional certification in area of currently held initial certification (childhood 1-6) and for initial certification in special education 1-6. (Candidates in possession of Initial childhood education certification will achieve professional certification and have initial certification in special education added.)

Required Courses (36 credits):

Credits

EDU 502

Theoretical Foundations and Teaching Practices of Regular and Special Education for Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

3

EDU 513

Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms in Birth-Grade 2,Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

3

Complete either EDU 521 or EDU 522*:

3

EDU 521

Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6, Adolescence 7-12

*

or

EDU 522

Advanced Design Technology for Inclusive Classroom Teachers

*

EDU 526 Current Isues in Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2: Assessment of Progress, Relationships, Families, Legal and Community Issues 3

EDU 537

Diverse Abilities and Needs of Students in Inclusive Classrooms Birth-Grade 2, Childhood 1-6 and Adolescence 7-12

3

EDU 547B

Developing Action Research for Special Education and Inclusive Classrooms in Childhood Education

3

EDU 549B

Teacher as Researcher in Special Education and Inclusive Classroom in Childhood Learners

3

EDU 570

Characteristics of Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 571

Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 572

Strategies, Methods and environments for Teaching Childhood Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 574

Curriculum Content, Practices and environmental issues for Teaching Childhood Students with Disabilities

3

Candidates choose one of the following options:

Candidates who are initially certified in another area and have completed student teaching, need to take practicum (scheduled during the summer) in special education (3 credits):

EDU 576

Special Education Practicum

3

AND

EDU 579 Student Teaching Seminar: Special Education

Candidates who have had formal student teaching experience are waived from the need to student teach in special education (3 credits):

EDU 577

Special Education: Student Teaching Childhood (Grade 1-6)

3

AND

EDU 579

Student Teaching Seminar: Special Education Childhood (Grades 1-6)

0

OR

Candidates who are initially certified in special education take an additional special education course in place of field experience (3 credits):

EDU 569

Autism and Asperger's in Inclusive Classrooms

3

Total credits required:

 

 

*Designed for andidates who have classroom teaching experience and are knowledgeable technology.