M.S. Degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Generalist, Grades 7-12
Designed for individuals interested in teaching adolescents with diverse abilities and unique needs across subject areas, the Master of Science in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Generalist, Grades 7-12 program combines rigorous course work with clinical experiences to prepare candidates for initial or professional certification in New York State. The course of study offers candidates the opportunity to examine and apply educational theory and evidence-based practices to gain the skills and competencies to effectively promote the learning, development, and academic achievement of all students with learning challenges in a variety of school settings.
The Teaching Students with Disabilities, Generalist, Grades 7-12 Program requires 42 credit hours. Coursework includes 15 credit hours of general pedagogical core courses and 27 credit hours of specific pedagogical courses, including six credit hours of field work related directly to teaching students in grades 7-12. A culminating E-portfolio, presenting course-based learning artifacts to demonstrate satisfactory development as an effective novice teacher, is required for graduation.