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Students With Disabilities (SWD)


Certified teachers, who seek an additional certification in Students with Disabilities at the same developmental level, can take one course under each of the four competency areas, for a total of 12 semester hours, to satisfy the requirement under additional pedagogy.

• Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation

EDUC 516M: Curricular Assessment and Behavior Management

• Curriculum Instruction

EDUC 503M: Methods & Materials Students with Disabilities*
SED 661: Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs

• Foundations of Special Education

UNY 729: Inclusion: Education for All, PreK-12

• Managing Environment

EDUC 503M: Methods & Materials Students with Disabilities*

*If you choose to take EDUC 503M Methods and Materials for Students with Disabilities, you will fulfill two of the four competency areas. You may then take SED 672: Multiple Intelligences Theory & Practice, to use toward the 12 semester hour requirement.

Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities, must pass the Content Specialty Test (CST) - Multi-Subject: Secondary Teachers (Grade 7 - Grade 12), as well as complete the three-hour Autism workshop. (ELT is an approved provider for the mandated three-hour Autism workshop. Click (here) to find available seminars near you and to register for an upcoming training session.)