Teaching Students with Exceptionalities, Advanced Certificate
Program Director: René Hauser, Ph.D.
This program is designed for those teachers who wish to better meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. All coursework focuses on meeting the academic, socio-emotional and communication needs of students who require specialized instruction either due to a disability or giftedness. This program prepares teachers to personalize learning for all students through utilizing differentiated instruction, advanced collaboration, and assistive technologies.
The mission of this program is to provide teachers with high-level skills in meeting the needs of diverse learners through focusing on the conceptual framework of competence, experience and social justice. Coursework in this program provides field experience that allows students to transfer what they learn into practice in real-life settings.
Information About Certification
This program is an advanced certificate program that prepares teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners. This program DOES NOT lead to teacher certification in any area.
The admission committee reviews the following in considering candidates for this program:
- Initial (or pending) Teaching certificate in elementary or secondary education
- Note: Candidates can be admitted prior to initial certification (passed edTPA and all NYS required certification tests) with a grace period of one semester from the start of the program to complete certification.
- Official transcripts of all prior college work (3.00/4.00 GPA)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Interview Impromptu writing sample (taken at interview)
- EdTPA, GRE or MAT score
NOTE: State law requires SBU to collect immunization records from students taking six or more credit hours in any semester.
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St. Bonaventure’s teacher preparation programs are extensively field-based, and students should expect field-based projects on a routine basis in SPED courses. SPED-510 requires 15 hours of field-work with students and disabilities.
In order to successfully complete the program, a student must achieve a 3.0 GPA in all courses.