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M.S.Ed. in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12)

Teacher with StudentsThe 43-credit M.S.Ed. in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12) is for students without prior certification and leads to the degree of Master of Science in Education and eligibility for initial NYS Certification in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities Generalist, grades 7-12. It prepares students to teach in inclusive or self-contained special education classrooms and resource rooms at the secondary school level. There is also a 35-credit M.S.Ed. in Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12) for students who already have certification in another area.

Prior coursework in one of the secondary content areas (Biology, Chemistry, English, Math or Social Studies) is required.

Optional extensions are also available for students wishing to teach in middle schools (6 credits) or in bilingual classrooms (9 credits).

Students graduating from this program are eligible for teaching certification once they have passed all required portions of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE). Students may also apply for Internship Certification after completing the first 18-21 credits. Internship Certification permits students to begin teaching while they complete their degrees.

Students with prior initial certification in another area will, upon completing this program, also be eligible for professional certification in their original certification area.

A non-certification track is available for students who are not interested in or who do not qualify for certification.