M.S. in Teaching Students with Disabilities in Secondary Schools as Generalist (for current teachers) SD2

(as of 02/01/2015)


This program leads to the following NYS Certifications:
Professional teaching certification in the original area of certification
Teaching Students w/ disabilities in Adolescence (grades 7-12) as generalist (initial + professional)

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the SD2 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (6 Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (6+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional NYS certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) grades K-12 [NT1] (7+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (grades K-12) (initial + professional)


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 35 credits of which 5 are field experiences. The detailed M.S. in Teaching Students with Disabilities in Secondary Schools as Generalist (for current teachers) SD2 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for M.S. in Teaching Students with Disabilities in Secondary Schools as Generalist (for current teachers) SD2


Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields may be transferred in prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. These transfer credits can fulfill an elective requirement or be a direct substitution of a required course. Required courses that are part of accreditation assessments cannot be substituted.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education

Specialization Courses   
ED447 Disability and Schools
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
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

Electives   

Choose electives up to 3 credits (or more if you have already taken some of the previous courses).

Internships   
EDF417D Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (generalist)
EDF419D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (generalist)
 

Notes:

1. The following courses can be substituted with electives if an equivalent course was taken in the previous degree leading to the first teaching certification:
- ED447 - Disability and Schools
- ED415 - Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)

2. Field experiences and student teaching must be taken concurrently with ED452 - Instructional Strategies

3. Students interested in also pursuing one or more Advanced Certificates -- see Optional Enhancements section -- can reduce the number of additional credits needed to meet these programs' requirements by choosing electives appropriately. Note, however, that internships and field experiences (identified by a course number that starts with EDF) cannot be counted towards the minimum requirement of a total of 30 credits of coursework for any master's Program. Be sure to discuss options with your advisor early 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.

  • Initial Teaching Certification in any specializaion
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • 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 (Required for program completion with Spring 2019 admits)
  • Initiate NY State Teacher certification process with the Warner School Certification Officer
  • Content Prerequisite (at least 6 credits each in ELA, math, science, and social studies) (attach a completed Admissions Transcript Review Form: https://www.warner.rochester.edu/admissions/contentprep)
  • 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)