Adolescent Special Education Certificate

Campus: NYC, Westchester


This 18-credit post-master’s program prepares teachers of adolescents to educate all students in inclusive secondary classes. It enables teachers with secondary certification in a content area (e.g., social studies, math, English, science) to obtain New York State Certification as a Secondary Special Education Generalist with Content Area Specialist extension. Pace University is one of the few universities in New York to offer the courses required for this additional, and highly desirable, certification.

We require the GRE-Graduate Record Examination—General Test.  Performance on the GRE will not outweigh the other required criteria in your application.

Certificate Requirements

ED 671Assessment, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Instructional Planning2,3
ED 677Literacy for Children with Special Needs3
ED 679Practicum in Special Education3-6
EDG 607Supporting Positive Behavior and Autonomy3
EDG 616Cross-Disciplinary Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classroom3
EDG 618Individual Program Planning3
TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention0
TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention0
Total Credits18

Gainful Employment Disclosure for students in an approved non-degree certificate program.