Adolescence/Special Education

For additional, required general education courses and those that are highly recommended, see Programs for adolescence and adolescence/special education. 37 credits required are as follows:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Prior to Apprentice semester (3 credits)
PSY 335 Identification of Exceptionalities 3
Phase I: Apprentice semester (13 credits)

All field experiences for this program provide for a dual experience in both a regular classroom setting and special education inclusive settings.
EDU 329 Strategies for All Learners in the Diverse Classroom 3
EDU 330 Field Experience in a School Setting 0
EDU 360 Foundations of Education for Regular and Special Education Teachers 3

EDU 361

Law and Professionalism in Inclusive Settings

1

EDU 364

Instructional Technology for Teachers

3

EDU 365

Critical Examination of Issues in Education

3

Phase II: Pre Professional Semester (9 credits)

In addition to EDU 366, 7-12 teacher candidates will take the methodology course to sharpen skills in their content area (EDU 311 or 314 or 315 or 316 or 319). Teacher candidates are also required to complete the required courses in their content major department during this semester and EDU 370 (9 hours per week).

EDU 311

Methods and Techniques of Teaching Science for Adolescent Students

3

EDU 314

Methods and Techniques of Teaching Mathematics for Adolescent Students

3

EDU 315

Methods and Techniques of Teaching Spanish for Adolescent Students

3

EDU 316

Methods and Techniques of Teaching Social Studies for Adolescent Students

3

EDU 319

Methods and Techniques of Teaching English for Adolescent Students

3

EDU 334

Literacy in the Content Areas for Adolescent Students

3

EDU 366

Principles and Techniques of Teaching Adolescent Students

3

EDU 370

Field Experience in a School Setting

0

Pre-Phase III Semester (3 credits)

PSY 331

Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation in Education

3

Phase III: Professional Semester (9 credits). Note: In order to maintain full-time status, students must take an additional 3-credit course.

EDU 487

Adolescence/Special Education Student Teaching

8

EDU 488

Student Teaching Semester

1

 

Education By The Numbers

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of education students earn their

NYS teaching certification

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Our graduation rate is 10%

higher than other L.I. colleges

48%

Score at a mastery level

on the NYS exam

74

Undergraduates graduated with

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