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  Sep 19, 2017
2017 Graduate Catalog Summer - Fall

Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist (M.S.)

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This is a program of study for candidates who have a bachelor’s degree and who wish to seek the Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 Generalist certification.

In addition to the requirements in the teaching students with disabilities program listed below, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Major or the equivalent in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences.
  • 6 credit hours of study at the undergraduate level or above in each of the following is required: English, history, mathematics, sciences. Courses must have been completed with the last six years or may be taken in conjunction with the required courses shown below. Courses must show a grade of C or above, at the undergraduate level, or must be B- or above at the graduate level.
  • 6 credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English. 3 credit hours in the fine arts.


Academic Requirements (45-49 Credit Hours)

Grades 7-12 Subject Extensions

Candidates with a base certificate in SWD 7-12 generalist are eligible to be recommended for the extension title(s) at grade level 7-12 once they have successfully completed 18 semester hours of study or its equivalent in one or more of the following: earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, mathematics, English, Spanish, or French. For social studies, the candidate shall complete the 18 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history and geography.

Teachers holding a students with disabilities certificate with content extension will be eligible to teach the content area to students with disabilities in a special class. This certificate with extension does not permit such teachers to perform as the teacher of record for a general education content area class.

NYSED Initial Certification

*Students who currently have NYSED initial certification are required to complete only one student teaching placement. Contact the Utica College Department of Education for further information.

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