Teaching Students with Disabilities Advanced Certificate

NYSUT’s Education & Learning Trust (NYSUT ELT) and Mercy College have partnered to make it easier for teachers to pursue New York State Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist certification through its expanded online program.

Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist, Advanced Certficate (15 credits)

NYSUT ELT Core Course:

EDUC 502 - Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3

Mercy Courses:

EDUC 532 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Grades 7–12 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 537 - Current Critical Issues in American Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 546 - Educational Assessment for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
EDUC 548 - Principles and Strategies of Classroom Management Credit(s): 3

After completing NYSUT core course(s) with a grade of B or above, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.

Teaching Students with Disabilities Early Childhood and Childhood, Advanced Certificate (15 credits)

NYSUT ELT Core Course:

EDUC 502 - Foundations in Education for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3

Mercy Courses:

EDUC 531 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Students with Disabilities, Birth–Grade 6 Credit(s): 3
EDUC 537 - Current Critical Issues in American Education Credit(s): 3
EDUC 546 - Educational Assessment for Students with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
EDUC 548 - Principles and Strategies of Classroom Management Credit(s): 3

After completing NYSUT core course(s) with a grade of B or above, students formally apply to Mercy College for matriculation in order to complete remaining requirements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Students are NOT eligible to register for a Mercy sponsored course through NYSUT ELT or UFT if:

  • they have already completed 15 Mercy College credits through NYSUT ELT or UFT
  • they are currently enrolled in a Mercy College degree or Advanced Certificate Program
  • they are on a financial hold with Mercy College OR
  • they were academically dismissed by Mercy College

ELT is not responsible for reimbursement of tuition for students who register for any Mercy courses if they meet any of the above criteria.

NYSUT ELT is an approved provider of DASA training. Please contact us for more information.

Be mindful: New York State regulation (effective Fall of 2016) requires that all graduate schools of education require a 3.0 GPA.