The Dual Certification for Literacy and Special Education offered on the New York and Pleasantville campuses provides a program of teacher education to students in the fields of both content area literacy and special education. Classes are offered in Research, Differentiated Teaching Methods, Diagnosis and Assessment, Technological Integration, Writing and Media Production, and Literature. The 39-credit degree permits students to develop a solid level of competence in the field, grounded in teaching a diverse population of students with ranges in achievement competencies. Classes will be offered through face-to-face, hybrid, and online coursework in lecture, field experiences, and practica experiences.
The practica will take place in the final semester in which the candidates complete 50-hours in Literacy in the Childhood (in early and then intermediate leveled placements tracks as was chosen, and also in 40 full-time days in the same track in Special Education. In some circumstances, the required practica can take place over two full semesters in after-school hours.
Special Education (grades 1-6) AND Literacy Specialist in Childhood (pre-k - Grade-6) Track