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Advanced Certificate in Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities (DA5)

(as of 02/01/2015)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Annotation for teaching students with severe or multiple disabilities.

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 10 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed DA5 Program of Study Form.

Specialization Courses   
EDE448 Behavior and Communication Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities
EDE453 Post-Secondary Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities
EDE445 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities

EDF445 Field Experiences with Students with Significant Disabilities


1. Field experiences must be taken concurrently with EDE445 - Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities

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 Teaching Students with Disabilities (at any level)
  • Master's Portfolio (Inclusion Portfolio)
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention