PROGRAM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND LITERACY (I)
I touch the future, I teach.
-- 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."
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
Special Education and Literacy (I)
Managing Behaviors of Students with Disabilities at the Childhood and Middle Childhood Levels (3)
Introduction to Literacy Teaching and Learning, B-6 (3)
Practicum: Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)
Educational Environments for Preparing Students with Disabilities to Meet the Learning Standards (3)
English Language Arts and Social Studies Instruction for Students with Disabilities(3)
Teaching Writing B-6 (3)
Literacy in Society (3)
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Inclusive Middle Childhood Education (3)
Internship: Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)
Seminar: Teaching Students with Disabilities (1)
Math, Science and Technology Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3)
Using the Learning Standards to Teach Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities (3)
Practicum in Literacy Teaching and Learning, B-6 (3)
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.