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Adolescent Special Education

Certificate Program Information

New York City and Pleasantville Campuses

This 18-credit post-master’s program prepares teachers of adolescents to educate all students in inclusive secondary classes. It enables teachers with secondary certification in a content area (e.g., social studies, math, English, science) to obtain New York State Certification as a Secondary Special Education Generalist with Content Area Specialist extension. Pace University is one of the few universities in New York to offer the courses required for this additional, and highly desirable, certification. Graduates of Pace’s MST program who have taken ED 672 and ED 684 need 12 more credits.

Certificate Curriculum

Course Requirements (18 credits)

ED 670Trends and Issues in Special Education

3 credits

ED 671Assessment, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Instructional Planning

3 credits

ED 672ADifferentiating Instruction in Inclusive Secondary Settings

3 credits

ED 684Classroom Management and Collaboration in Inclusive Secondary Schools

3 credits

ED 685Methods for Teaching Adolescent Students with Disabilities

3 credits

ED 679Practicum in Special Education

0 - 3 credits

TCH 211AProfessional Seminar II: Keeping Children Safe

0 credits

TCH 211DDASA- Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools, Prevention & Intervention

0 credits

Total Credit Hours:18
*Prerequisites for ED 672A: ED 640 and ED 641–647 or equivalent methods courses.

Total Credits: 18

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