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Advanced Certificate in Inclusion Early Childhood Education (for current teachers w/ Master degree) (DA1)

(as of 02/01/2015)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Early Childhood (birth to grade 2) (initial + professional).

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 12-28 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed DA1 Program of Study Form.

Specialization Courses   
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
ED447 Disability and Schools
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
EDU427 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Literacy in School
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
ED405 Assessment in Instructional Contexts
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
EDU476 Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities (ages birth to 3)
EDU475 Early Interventions for Children with Disabilities (ages 3 to 5)

EDF441 Field Experiences with Children 0-3 in Inclusive Settings
EDF443 Student Teaching with Preschool Children in Inclusive Settings


1. Any of the courses and internships listed above may be waived if an equivalent course/internship was already taken in a prior program (with advisor, chair, and Associate Dean's approval).

2. ED451 needs to be taken prior to any student teaching; EDF441 needs to be taken concurrently with EDU476; EDF443 needs to be taken concurrently with EDU475.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • MS degree
  • Initial Teaching Certification in Early Childhood (birth-grade 2)
  • Master's Portfolio (Inclusion Portfolio)
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • NYS Exam - Content Specialty Test (CST) for each area of specialization sought
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • 3 Years of Teaching Experience with the First One Conducted in a Mentored Situation (NOT a graduation requirement but needed before applying for professional certification)