Catalog
2018-19

Special Education

Elizabeth M. Kosky, Ed.D.
Program Director

  • Master of Science in Education - Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6
  • Master of Science in Education - Childhood / Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6
  • Masters of Science in Education - Adolescence / Students with Disabilities Grades 7-12 
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Education - Dual Childhood / Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6  (Five Year Program)       
  • Bachelor of Arts//Master of Science in Education - Dual Adolescence/Students with Disabilities Generalist 7-12 Ext. English; Math; Social Studies (Five Year Program)
  • Advanced Certificate- Bilingual Education  

Master of Science in Education

Admission

For admission into the master degree Students with Disabilities program, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree and must have suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. The applicant will be able to register for admission into a graduate program without the exam, but must submit evidence of having taken the GRE within the first 6 credits.  If the results of the GRE are not submitted to “Graduate Admissions,” by the completion of the first six graduate credits, the student will not be allowed to enroll for further coursework until the evidence of having taken the exam is officially submitted. The results will be considered in combination with other materials required for admission by the program. All applicants should take the general GRE at this time. If an applicant has taken the exam in the past, GRE test scores are valid for five years after the testing year. If the exam was taken over five years ago, the applicant will need to take the test again. If the applicant is enrolled in or has completed a graduate-level program in teacher education and is applying to another program, s/he must take the GRE for admission into the new program unless scores are within the last five years. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and other applicable experience. They must also meet the New York State Education requirements in English, Math, Science, Foreign Language and Social Studies. Students will be required to fulfill these requirements and pass the Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA (Teaching Performance Assessment) and required CSTs as a prerequisite for certification.

A Narrative Statement of Interest in the Student with Disabilities Program, recommendation and resume are required.  An interview with the Director of Graduate Special Education is recommended prior to admission.

Program

The program for candidates in the M. S. Ed. Students with Disabilities program consists of seminar, major paper and Students with Disabilities program e-portfolio.

The program provides a broad base of knowledge and experience to enable students to teach at risk, English Language Learners [ELL] with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism, physical disabilities, and multiple disabilities in special education or inclusive settings. The individual courses are designed to develop certain knowledge, dispositions, and skills required to meet Common Core Learning Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math and NYS standards for Social Studies and New Generation standards in Science. Students are expected to consult with the Program Director regarding courses and progress.

Course participants are responsible for giving evidence of having acquired the required competencies and met standards through periodic performance reviews, e-portfolio, completion of course and program requirements and for maintaining a B or better average in course work.

New York State Certification

At the time of publication of this catalog, the Master of Science degree (Students with Disabilities) fulfills all the academic requirements for certification as a Students with Disabilities teacher. Upon completion of the Master of Science in Education degree, DASA, Autism, SAVE and Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting requirements the student will fulfill the academic requirements for initial teacher certification. Students who do not possess initial certification are required by the New York State Education Department to pass the  Educating All Students test (EAS) and edTPA. When students have completed the degree requirements and passed the required CST exams, they will be recommended for a initial certification or professional certification if they have met the NYS regulations for appropriate length of time for teaching experience and mentoring. The student must file an Application for Certificate form with the N.Y.S. Department of Education (online) and contact the Office of the Dean of Education in order to be recommended for certification. This application should be filed upon graduation. 

Job Opportunities for Teacher Education Graduates

According to the National Center for Education Statistics Predictions (2011-2018), the need for K-6 general education  Elementary Teachers is 1,794,000 which is an increase of 16 percent. An increase of 17% is estimated for Special Education teachers with a projected employment of 555,000. These increases are due to teacher turnover, retirement, and rising student enrollment.

Degree Programs

M.S. Ed - Students with Disabilities - Grades 1-6

Prerequisites

Provisional or initial certification in Childhood general education (Grades 1-6) or Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
EDUG 704Introduction to Group Dynamics and Human Relations3
or EDUG 733 Approaches to Multicultural Education for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled Student
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
EDUG 781Management Techniques and Curriculum for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] & Behave Disord3
EDUG 787Psycho-Educational Assessment for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student3
EDUG 789Methods of Teaching the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)3
EDUG 862Seminar/Practicum in Teaching: The Student with Disabilities 1-63
EDUG 888Independent Study in Research1
One of the following Math and one of the following Science Content courses:6
Life Science for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum: Math, Science & Technology I for the At Risk, ELL and Disabled Student K-8
Mathematics Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum II:Math,Sci & Tech for At Risk ELL and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Physical Science for the Teacher of the At Risk and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Science Instruction for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled
One of the following Social Studies and one of the following Language Arts Content courses:6
Teaching Reading in Content Areas for At Risk, English Lang Learner(ELL) & Disabled (Grades K-12)
Literature for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed
Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.
Integrated Learning I:Social Studies & Language Arts Instruction for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Stu
Integrated Learning II:Social Studies&Language Arts Ins for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Student
Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (required)
Elective courses:*3
Foundations, Theory and Practice of Bilingual General and Special Education
Curriculum, Methods, and Materials in Core Subjects for Billingual, General, & Special Education
Nature and Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Curriculum, Methods, Social Skill Development and Instructional Design for Students Autism
Technological Applications for the At Risk and Disabled
EDUG 830Curriculum Adaptation & Content Strategies for At Risk, (ELL) & the Disabled3
Total Credits40

M.S. Ed Dual Childhood/Students with Disabilities - Grades 1-6

Prerequisites

Individuals who are not certified must:

  • Meet N.Y.S. Education requirements for undergraduate core which includes courses in History, Social Sciences, Humanities, Artistic expression, Foreign Language, Science, Math, Information Retrieval, Communications, written analysis and expression.
  • Completed Undergraduate major (30 credits) in the Arts or Sciences.

Candidates with deficiencies will be required to take specific courses to meet these requirements for certification.

EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
EDUG 723Life Span Development3
EDUG 704Introduction to Group Dynamics and Human Relations3
or EDUG 733 Approaches to Multicultural Education for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled Student
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
EDUG 781Management Techniques and Curriculum for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] & Behave Disord3
EDUG 787Psycho-Educational Assessment for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student3
EDUG 789Methods of Teaching the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)3
EDUG 826Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled3
EDUG 856Supervised Fieldwork:General and Special Education3
EDUG 863Seminar/Internship in Teaching: General and Special Education 1-63
EDUG 888Independent Study in Research1
EDUG 897Principles and Practices of Education3
Two of the following Literacy courses:6
Language and Literacy
Teaching Reading in Content Areas for At Risk, English Lang Learner(ELL) & Disabled (Grades K-12)
Literature for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed
Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.
One of the following Math and one of the following Science content courses:6
Life Science for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)
Physical Science for the Teacher of the At Risk and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Mathematics Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum: Math, Science & Technology I for the At Risk, ELL and Disabled Student K-8
Integrated Curriculum II:Math,Sci & Tech for At Risk ELL and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Science Instruction for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled
One of the following Social Studies/Language Arts content courses:3
Integrated Learning I:Social Studies & Language Arts Instruction for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Stu
Integrated Learning II:Social Studies&Language Arts Ins for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Student
Total Credits49

M.S. Ed - Adolescence Education Students with Disabilities Generalist Extension in English or Math or Social Studies - Grades 7-12

Prerequisites

Initial certification in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) in English or Math or Social Studies 

EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
EDUG 704Introduction to Group Dynamics and Human Relations3
or EDUG 733 Approaches to Multicultural Education for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled Student
EDUG 753Teaching Reading in Content Areas for At Risk, English Lang Learner(ELL) & Disabled (Grades K-12)3
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
EDUG 781Management Techniques and Curriculum for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] & Behave Disord3
EDUG 787Psycho-Educational Assessment for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student3
EDUG 829Practicum in Teaching At Risk, (ELL) & the Disabled3
EDUG 826Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled3
EDUG 830Curriculum Adaptation & Content Strategies for At Risk, (ELL) & the Disabled3
EDUG 888Independent Study in Research1
EDUG 815Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed3
EDUG 766Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.3
EDUG 834Seminar & Practicum in Secondary Special Education(Teachers in the Field)3
Total Credits37

Five Year Programs

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education

Dual Certification Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities - Grades 1-6

This Five Year program is designed for the undergraduate student seeking dual certification for Childhood/Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6.

Students who complete the first semester of sophomore year with a cumulative index of 3.00 or better and grades of B or better in all Education courses may apply for admission into the five year BS/MS Ed program which leads to dual certification in Childhood Education/Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). Upon satisfactory completion of specific program requirements, and successful completion of the New York State Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and required CST exams, students will be recommended for initial certification.

Degree Program (151/152 credits)

Students complete the required sequence of undergraduate courses during freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year. In the fourth year they are enrolled in four graduate courses. In the Fifth year, students complete 22 graduate credits. Five year participants complete an internship in a Special Education setting full days during the Fall or Spring semester of the fifth year.  Twelve credits need to be completed in a content area that covers Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Six credits of these content required courses may be taken in the Fourth Year.

FOURTH Year - GRADUATE COURSES (12 Credits)

EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
Two Content Courses from the list below. You must cover each of the four content areas: Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science (Choose one to take in your Fourth Year)3
Life Science for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum: Math, Science & Technology I for the At Risk, ELL and Disabled Student K-8
Mathematics Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum II:Math,Sci & Tech for At Risk ELL and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Physical Science for the Teacher of the At Risk and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Science Instruction for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled
One of the following Social Studies or Language Arts Content courses:3
Teaching Reading in Content Areas for At Risk, English Lang Learner(ELL) & Disabled (Grades K-12) (Social Studies and Language Arts Courses (Choose one to take in the Fourth Year))
Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed
Literature for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.
Integrated Learning I:Social Studies & Language Arts Instruction for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Stu
Integrated Learning II:Social Studies&Language Arts Ins for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Student
Total Credits12

FIFTH YEAR (22 Graduate Credits)

EDUG 704Introduction to Group Dynamics and Human Relations3
or EDUG 733 Approaches to Multicultural Education for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled Student
EDUG 781Management Techniques and Curriculum for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] & Behave Disord3
EDUG 787Psycho-Educational Assessment for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student3
EDUG 789Methods of Teaching the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)3
EDUG 858Seminar, Observation and Internship in Special Education (5 year Program)3
EDUG 888Independent Study in Research1
One of the following Math and/or one of the following Science Content courses not already taken in the Fourth Year:3
Life Science for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum: Math, Science & Technology I for the At Risk, ELL and Disabled Student K-8
Mathematics Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Integrated Curriculum II:Math,Sci & Tech for At Risk ELL and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Physical Science for the Teacher of the At Risk and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Science Instruction for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled
One of the following Social Studies or Language Arts Content courses not already taken in the Fourth Year:3
Teaching Reading in Content Areas for At Risk, English Lang Learner(ELL) & Disabled (Grades K-12)
Literature for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled (Grades K-8)
Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed
Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.
Integrated Learning I:Social Studies & Language Arts Instruction for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Stu
Integrated Learning II:Social Studies&Language Arts Ins for the At Risk, ELL & Disabled Student
Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (required)
Total Credits22

Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Education

Dual Certification Adolescence/Students with Disabilities Generalist 7-12 Ext. English or Math or Social Studies

This program is designed for the undergraduate student seeking dual certification in Adolescence English or Math or Social Studies and Students with Disabilities Generalist Extensions in English or Math or Social Studies for Grades 7-12.

Students who complete the first semester of sophomore year with a cumulative index of 3.00 or better and grades of B or better in all education courses may apply for admission into the Five Year BS/MS Ed program which leads to dual certification in Adolescence/Students with Disabilities Generalist  7-12 Ext. English or Math or Social Studies). Upon satisfactory completion of specific program requirements, and successful completion of the required New York State Teacher Certification Exams:  Educating All Students test (EAS), edTPA and required CST exams  will be recommended for initial certification in each area.

Degree Program (155/158 credits)

Students complete the required sequence of undergraduate courses during freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year. In the fourth year they are enrolled in four graduate courses. In the Fifth year, students complete 22 graduate credits. Five year participants complete an internship in a Special Education setting full days during the Fall or Spring semester of the fifth year.

FOURTH YEAR (12 Graduate Credits)

EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
Six credits of the following:6
Curriculum Adaptation & Content Strategies for At Risk, (ELL) & the Disabled
Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.
Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled
Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed
Total Credits12

FIFTH YEAR (22 Graduate Credits)

EDUG 704Introduction to Group Dynamics and Human Relations3
or EDUG 733 Approaches to Multicultural Education for the At Risk, (ELL) and Disabled Student
EDUG 787Psycho-Educational Assessment for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] and Disabled Student3
EDUG 829Practicum in Teaching At Risk, (ELL) & the Disabled3
EDUG 781Management Techniques and Curriculum for the At Risk, English Language Learner [ELL] & Behave Disord3
EDUG 826Improvement of Instruction for Teachers of At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled (required)3
EDUG 833Seminar & Internship in Secondary Special Education (5 Year students)3
EDUG 888Independent Study in Research1
One of the following:3
Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed
Literacy Instruction for At Risk, English Language Learner (ELL) and Disabled Student.
Curriculum Adaptation & Content Strategies for At Risk, (ELL) & the Disabled
Total Credits22

Advanced Certificate

Bilingual Education Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Education leads to a New York State Bilingual Education Certification. The program consists of 15 credits of coursework to prepare educators to specifically work with general and special education bilingual students.

Admission

Students must have a masters degree from an approved educational institution and possess initial certification in Students with Disabilities, Reading, Elementary Education  or its equivalent. Applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.  A Manhattan College graduate application, Narrative Statement of Interest in the Bilingual Education Program, recommendation, and resume are required.  An interview with the Director of Graduate Special Education is recommended prior to admission.

 Certification

Students can apply for Bilingual certification upon completion of the required courses and successfully passing the Bilingual Education Assessment test (BEA).

Required Courses

EDUG 802Foundations, Theory and Practice of Bilingual General and Special Education3
EDUG 810Bilingual and Multicultural Assessment of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students3
EDUG 813Curriculum, Methods, and Materials in Core Subjects for Billingual, General, & Special Education3
EDUG 814Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts in Gen & Spec Education3
EDUG 815Curriculum, Assessment and Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language in Gen and Spe Ed3
Total Credits15

For Special Education programs, SAT/ACT scores may be submitted if they were taken within the last five years.  These can be used in lieu of GRE scores.  

Changes in admissions for certification requirements issued by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for CAEP will take precedence over and replace those present in the catalog.

Those seeking New York State certification are responsible for knowing and meeting all NYSED requirements.

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