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Childhood Special Education

Graduate students in classroom.The program is designed for students who have a degree and initial New York State certification in education and want to teach children with disabilities in public or private school settings. Coursework is aligned with the NYS Learning Standards and is designed to provide students with content on working with children with disabilities across contexts. The sequence will provide students with skills to work with children with mild, moderate, severe, or profound learning disabilities and behavior disorders.

Required Courses - 30 credits

  • LIT 503 - Using Literature in the Classroom 3 cr.
  • SED 562 - Teaching Reading and Writing to Students with Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders 3 cr.
  • SED 563 - Teaching Math, Science, and Technology to Children with Learning and Behavioral Disorders 3 cr.
  • EDU 515 - Differentiated Instruction in the Learning Environment 3 cr.
  • SED 543 - Testing and Assessment 3 cr.
  • SED 560 - Instructional and Curricular Components for Teaching Students with Autism and Severe Disabilities 3 cr.
  • SED 579 - Learning and Behavior Disorders in Children 3 cr.
  • SED 793 - Educational Assessment and Applications 3 cr.
  • SED 812 - Student Behavioral Strategies in the Classroom 3 cr.
  • SED 894 - Leadership Seminar in Childhood Special Education with Field Practicum & Research with Special Project 3 cr.