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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.

Effective 2016, the New York State Legislature requires all applicants to graduate teacher preparation and educational leadership programs to submit official scores of a standardized graduate school examination. The School of Education at Pace University is mandated to follow this new policy, and as such, we require an official score report from the GRE-Graduate Record Examination—General Test.  Performance on the GRE will not outweigh the other required criteria in your application.

Certificate Curriculum

Course Requirements (18 credits)

ED 671Assessment, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Instructional Planning

3 credits

ED 677Literacy for Children with Special Needs

3 credits

ED 679Practicum in Special Education

3 - 6 credits

EDG 607Supporting Positive Behavior and Autonomy

3 credits

EDG 616Cross-Disciplinary Instruction and Assessment in Inclusive Adolescent Classroom

3 credits

EDG 618Individual Program Planning

3 credits

TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention

0 credits

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

0 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credits: 18

Gainful Employment Disclosure for students in an approved non-degree certificate program.

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