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Advanced Certificate in Inclusion Adolescence Education (w/earth science extension; for current teachers w/ Master degree) (DZ6)

(as of 02/01/2015)


This program leads to the following NYS Certifications:
Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as generalist (initial + professional)
Teaching students w/disabilities (grades 7-12), subject extension in earth science

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 12-29 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed DZ6 Program of Study Form.


Specialization Courses
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
ED447 Disability and Schools
EDU434 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science
EDU448 Implementing Innovation in Science Education
ED405 Assessment in Instructional Contexts
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
ED452A Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms A
ED452B Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms B
ED452C Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms C
ED446 Collaborative Teaching Partnerships in Inclusive Classrooms

Internships
EDF417S Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (Science)
EDF446 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar A
EDF419S Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (Science)
EDF447 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar B

Notes:

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. If you need to complete the internships, the inclusion courses need to be taken in the following order:
ED451 needs to be taken after ED447 and prior to any internship.
ED452A and EDF446 need to be taken in the fall semester while conducting your field experiences.
ED452B and EDF447 need to be taken in the spring semester while conducting your student teaching.
ED452C needs to be taken in Summer A immediately following your student teaching.
•All remaining courses can be taken at any time in your program.

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 Adolescence (grades 7-12) as specialist in earth science
  • 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
  • Inclusion Content Prerequisite (at least 6 credits each in ELA, math, science, and social studies) (attach a completed Admissions Transcript Review Form or fill in the table below)
  • 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)