Adolescence Special Education — Advanced Certificate Program

The program is designed for students seeking additional knowledge, coursework and certification in special education. The advanced certificate in Adolescence Special Education is designed for students who already possess initial New York state teacher certification (for example, have completed Binghamton's MAT programs or teachers who hold a master's degree (MAT, MSEd) from other institutions). The program will lead to recommendation for NYS Initial and Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities (SWD) 7-12 Generalist.

Program requirements

Students must complete 21 credit hours of coursework and fulfill requirements in fieldwork and an internship. A plan of study provides students and advisors with a form to guide students through the requirements of the program. 

Applicants must also meet the New York state requirement of having six credits in each area of English, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences.

The GRE is required for our advanced certificate in Adolescence Special Education unless the applicant is a certified teacher/leader who already holds a graduate degree.

Required courses

Students enrolled in teacher preparation programs must earn at least a B- in all courses to progress to subsequent semesters.


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