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M.S. in Professional Study: Generalist (Secondary Inclusion) (PD4)

(as of 02/01/2015)

The core program leads a NYS Certification in Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification.

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 30 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed PD4 Program of Study Form.

Masters' Core
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
or ED404 Teaching, Curriculum, and Change

Content-Pedagogy Courses
EDU440 Children's Literature and Literacy Learning
or ED409 Language and Literacy in Education
EDU430 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Elementary School
or ED489 Implementing Curriculum Reform in Mathematics
EDU428 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Social Studies in Elementary School
EDU429 Theory and Practice in Teaching and Learning Science in Elementary School


Choose electives for a total of 12 credits.

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.

  • Initial Teaching Certification in Teaching Children with Disabilities in grades 7-12
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • 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)