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PROGRAM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND LITERACY (I)


quoteI touch the future, I teach.quote1
-- Christa McAuliffe

This intensive program is designed to provide those with certification in childhood education the opportunity to acquire two additional teaching certifications: Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Level (1-6), and Literacy (Birth-Grade 6). In a carefully designed sequence of courses and field experiences, individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and certifications required to successfully teach in special education and literacy settings.

After a summer of introductory courses and special education student teaching, students devote the academic year to coursework in special education and reading. The full time special education internship is taken in the spring. During the final summer, students complete the Capstone Practicum in Literacy.

What Graduates Say about the Program in Special Education and Literacy(I)?

"Thank you so much for completing the recommendation for … for me. I did get matriculated into their Advanced Certificate program. I am enjoying it, but I still feel like the education I received at UAlbany was superior and has exceeded all of the other schools that I have attended."

Program Requirements
Full Time Study (40 credits)
Evening course work and field experiences during the school day (possible assignment to on-line courses)
This 15 month program begins at the end June and continues for the academic year and a second summer.

Appropriate Applicants are Individuals…
with initial certification in Childhood or Elementary Education with an undergraduate average of 3.0 or better

Certifications Earned: Initial and Professional Certifications in
Teaching Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Level (1-6)
Literacy (Birth-Grade 6)

Application Deadline: See graduate admissions

How to Apply

  • Complete the application at http://www.albany.edu/graduate/application_forms.php
  • Submit transcript and 3 letters of recommendation, including at least one from someone who has observed you teach
  • Submit a copy of your teaching certification(s)
  • Submit a copy of your test scores on the LAST, ATS-W, and Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test
  • Complete the Departmental Statement of Purpose and Questionnaire (Special Education Data Sheet and Written Statement) at http://www.albany.edu/graduate/departmentforms.php

Special Education and Literacy (I)
Typical Program


SUMMER 1
ESPE 653
Managing Behaviors of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3)
ERDG 500
Introduction to Literacy Teaching and Learning, B-6 (3)
ESPE 580
Practicum: Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)
FALL
ESPE 650
Educational Environments for Preparing Students with Disabilities to Meet the Learning Standards (3)
ESPE 651
English Language Arts and Social Studies Instruction for Students with Disabilities(3)
ERDG 615
Teaching Writing B-6 (3)
ERDG 610
Literacy in Society (3)
*** (For those seeking Middle Level certification)
EPSE 567
Inclusive Middle Childhood Education (3)
SPRING
ESPE 680
Internship: Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)
ESPE 681
Seminar: Teaching Students with Disabilities (1)
ESPE 652
Math, Science and Technology Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3)
ESPE 654
Using the Learning Standards to Teach Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3)
ERDG 600
Practicum in Literacy Teaching and Learning, B-6 (3)
SUMMER II
ERDG 620
Capstone Practicum and Seminar (6)

Please note: The special education programs, including the special education and literacy programs, are in the process of being revised. The content on the website reflects the current programs, so may not reflect the revised programs that will be in effect beginning in summer 2013. 

Website under revision. Please refer to the graduate bulletin for the most accurate information.


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