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M.S. in Teaching Students with Disabilities in Secondary School as Generalist (TD3)

(as of 08/30/2016)


The core program leads a NYS Certification in 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 TD3 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Additional NYS annotation for Teaching Students with Severe or Multiple Disabilities [DA5] (7+ Additional Credits)
  • Annotation for teaching students with severe or multiple disabilities
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Urban Teaching and Leadership [UT1] (3+ Additional Credits)
  • Additional Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools [OT3] (6+ Additional Credits)

Additional Content Options & Certifications
  • 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)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach biology (grades 7-12) [NB2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in biology (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach English in grades 7-12 [NE2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in English (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach French in grades 7-12 [NF2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in French (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach Chinese in grades 7-12 [NY2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in Chinese (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach Italian in grades 7-12 [NI2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in Italian (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach German in grades 7-12 [NG2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in German (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach social studies in grades 7-12 [NH2] (8+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in social studies (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach chemistry in grades 7-12 [NK2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in chemistry (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach Latin in grades 7-12 [NL2] (8+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in Latin (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach math in grades 7-12 [NM2] (8+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in mathematics (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach physics in grades 7-12 [NP2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in physics (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach Spanish in grades 7-12 [NS2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in Spanish (initial + professional)
  • Additional NYS certification to teach earth science in grades 7-12 [NZ2] (11+ Additional Credits)
  • Teaching in Adolescence Education (grades 7-12), specialist in earth science (initial + professional)


Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 45 credits. The detailed TD3 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 TD3 Program of Study Form.


Pedagogical Core   
ED400 Topics in Teaching and Schooling, Part 1
ED400A Topics in Teaching and Schooling, Part 2
EDU442 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in American Education
ED447 Disability and Schools

Literacy Requirement   
EDU498 Literacy Learning as Social Practice
EDE476 Teaching English Learners in Content Classrooms

Specialization Courses   
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
EDE477 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
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
ED405 Assessment in Instructional Contexts

Electives   

One elective for 3 credits. Options include but are not limited to:
ED404 Teaching, Curriculum, and Change
ED457 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Issues

Internships   
EDF417D Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (generalist)
EDF419D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (generalist)
EDF421D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (generalist)
 

Notes:



1. This set of courses and internships is required for anyone who wants to obtain NYS teacher certification to teach all subjects for students with disabilities (grades 7-12), and must be completed before a degree is issued by Warner and you can obtain any of the additional NYS certifications, NYS extensions, or Warner certificates identified later in this program of study form.

2. 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 their elective strategically.

3. EDE477 meets the requirements for the "specialized course in teaching and learning" for the Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich K-12 Schools.

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.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree w/ Major in One or More Liberal Arts or Sciences
  • Teacher Candidates Comprehensive Portfolio
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse
  • NYS-approved Workshop on School Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • Dignity for All Students (DASA) Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Discrimination Prevention and Intervention
  • Finger-print Supported Background Check (to be completed and submitted directly to NYS at the beginning of the program)
  • NYS Exam - Educating all Students (EAS)
  • NYS Exam - Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)
  • 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)
  • Language Prerequisite (a minumum of 1 college-level course in a language other than English, or equivalent)
  • 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)