Teach Exceptional Students in Grades 1-6
Acquire instructional skills and classroom competencies that enable you to successfully teach children with disabilities.
The program leads to initial certification in teaching students with disabilities (grades 1-6) and fulfills the graduate degree requirement for professional certification in childhood education (grades 1-6).
If you've already earned your initial certification in childhood education (grades 1-6), you can prepare to work with special needs students by earning the master's in special education with internship certificate.
Graduates are commonly employed as elementary school teachers and special education teachers for grades 1-6 in public and private school systems, or work in institutions of higher learning or community agencies.
Program of Study
You could complete the program over 12 months, starting in June. After taking introductory courses over the summer, you take advanced evening classes and participate in integrated fieldwork throughout the fall and spring semesters. These applied learning experiences take place in local classrooms with students with special needs.
As a student at UAlbany, you get to work with children and specialists in educational settings such as schools, community organizations, and other learning sites. Your work will require both professional responsibilities and professional interactions.
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- Classroom Literacy Instruction
- Instructional Environments and Practices for Students with Disabilities
- Developing Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge for Students with Disabilities
- Math and Inquiry Instruction for Students with Disabilities
- Managing School and Classroom-wide Student Behavior to Promote Efficient and Effective Instruction
- Teaching Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities
- Assessment of Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Written Expression to Students with Disabilities
- Educating Students with Emotional Disorders and Challenging Behaviors: Advanced Tiers of Support
- Clinical Internship Seminar: Teaching Students with Disabilities
- One of the following: Teaching Students with Disabilities; Clinical Internship: Teaching Students with Disabilities; or Clinical Internship: Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
- Needs of Students with Autism Training
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training
Careers and Advisement
The Pathways Into Education (PIE) Center is the central office on campus serving undergraduate, graduate, and prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education and programs leading to teacher certification.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
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