Dr. Susan Hildenbrand, Program Director
The mission of the Special Education:Adolescence program is to provide a quality educational experience that prepares candidates for distinguished careers in Inclusive Education and for leadership roles in schools and communities. The Special Education programs develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions special educators need in order to effectively teach all students, including those with exceptional learning needs.
Adolescence Options in Special Education (Grades 7-12)
M.S. Special Education Dual Initial Certification
Prepares non-certified graduate candidates who are pursuing adolescence initial certification in English, LOTE—French or Spanish, or Social Studies grades 7–12, and certification to teach students with disabilities at the same developmental level, and results in the M.S. in Special Education degree. (42 credits)
Candidates who, at the time of applying, have not yet passed the New York State Content Specialty Test (CST) for the subject-area in which they seek certification are admitted conditionally. This conditional status enables the applicant to take courses for the first semester, during which they must take and pass the CST in order to continue in the program.
M.S. Special Education Adolescence Education/Special Education Generalist Certification*
Prepares teachers who are initially certified and are pursuing certification to teach students with disabilities and results in the M.S. in Special Education degree. (30 credits)
Special Education Advanced Certification Generalist 7-12
Prepares teachers who have completed the master’s degree requirement and are pursuing certification to teach students with disabilities in grades 7–12. (18 credits)
For information regarding application and admission to a graduate program in Special Education, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (585) 385-8161 or email email@example.com.
The Admissions Committee of the Special Education program and the graduate program director review applicant qualifications.
For specific information regarding the Master of Science in Special Education program, please contact Dr. Susan Hildenbrand, program director, through the School of Education office, (585) 385-7297or email firstname.lastname@example.org.