Adolescent and Adolescent Special Education, MST
Career changers and non-education degree holders who want to become dually certified teachers of adolescent subject-specific content and students with disabilities who will also address the needs of those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
What You Learn
This 39-credit program provides a focused exploration into the organization of schools, the different ways that students learn, and the adaptation of teaching methods to meet the needs of secondary students with and without disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings.
How You Learn
This program provides an engaging blend of general education theory, pedagogy and practice with clinically-enhanced experiences.
Completion of the MST in Adolescent and Adolescent Special Education will lead to the NYS Initial certificate in adolescent education in a content area, adolescent special education generalist, and an adolescent special education content area specialist.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. (Upon the recommendation of the director of Student Support Services, candidates whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis, provided that it is determined that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the program successfully.) Candidates must have majored in the subject to be taught (or have enough appropriate credits in the subject). All candidates must meet additional liberal arts and sciences course requirements mandated by New York State, including six semester hours in each of the following subject areas: mathematics, English language arts, social studies, and science.
We require the GRE-Graduate Record Examination--General Test. Performance on the GRE will not outweigh the other required criteria in your application.
Additional Certification Testing Requirements
In addition to the required New York State Certification Examinations, candidates in this program will be required to take a Content Specialty Test (CST) in Teaching Students with Disabilities and a CST Multi-subject Test (7-12).
|EDG 601||Social Foundations||1.5|
|EDG 602||Adolescent Development||1.5|
|EDG 605||General Assessment||3|
|EDG 606||Learning Environments||3|
|EDG 607||Supporting Positive Behavior and Autonomy||3|
|EDG 609||Language, Literacy, and Global Perspectives||3|
|EDG 610||Curriculum and Methods in Inclusive Settings||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Mathematics Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms|
|English Language Arts Instruction and Assessment In Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms|
|Social Studies Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms|
|Science Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms|
|World Languages Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classrooms|
|Cross-Disciplinary Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classroom|
|Individual Program Planning|
|Inclusive Literacy Assessment and Instruction|
|Educational Research for Teaching|
|Seminar in Inclusive|
|Clinical Practice in Teaching Adolescents and Teaching Adolescent Students with Disabilities|
|Child Abuse and Violence Prevention|
|DASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention|