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Childhood Special Education: Severe/Multiple Disabilities (including Deafblindness) - MSEd


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Severe/Multiple Disabilities (including Deafblindness) Program Coordinators:
Rosanne K.Silberman; 916 West Building; (212) 772-4740; rsilberm@hunter.cuny.edu
Ellen Trief; 921 West Building; (212) 772-4110; etrief@hunter.cuny.edu
 

Childhood Special Education: Admission Requirements


Program 1

For applicants who do not hold New York State Childhood or PreK-6 Certification.

Admission Requirements

  1. Undergraduate BA or BS degree from an approved college, with a GPA of 3.0 or better

    or

    A graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better

    plus
     
  2. A liberal arts or science major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30.
     
  3. A general education core in liberal arts and sciences to include 6 credits in English including a course in English composition with a grade of B or better (or a writing intensive course in any discipline with a grade of B or better), 6 credits in social studies (with at least one course in history or geography), 9 credits in math and science with at least one course in math and one course in science (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement), 3 credits in the arts, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of high school study in the same foreign language with grades of C or better documented by high school transcript meets this requirement) and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).

Program 2

Admission Requirements

  1. An undergraduate BA or BS degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

    or

    A graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better

    plus
     
  2. New York State initial or professional teacher certification in Childhood or PreK-grade 6. Those holding permanent certification must either show proof that they have satisfied the New York State requirements regarding wellness, child abuse, drug abuse, fire safety, and violence prevention or take  , a one credit course covering these topics.

Childhood Special Education: Progress Standards


A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students

  1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in the program.
     
  2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
     
  3. Students who receive a grade of F in any course in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
     
  4. Students with one grade of IN (Incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.

    Note: It is recommended that when not enrolled in any course students take an official leave of absence to complete their INs.
     
  5. Program 1 students must take the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services (Room 1000 West Building) before they complete 12 credits of course work. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST must enroll in the School’s reading/writing workshop before being permitted to register for any courses.

B. Fieldwork Benchmark

  • All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.
     
  • Students must receive a grade of at least B in fieldwork and clinical teaching courses (e.g.,  ,  ,  ;  ;   or  ). Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the chair of the department for permission to retake the course, which may be repeated only once.

C. Students with a grade of F will not be allowed to continue.

D.  In order to enroll in student teaching or supervised practicum all students must:

  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
     
  • Have no outstanding INs.
     
  • Complete at least 15 SPED credits, including the pre-student teaching field assignments that are part of  ,   or   and   or   and have taken or be registered concurrently for one methods course (e.g.,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ).

 

Severe/Multiple Disabilities (Including Deafblindness) Course of Study


Program 2: 37 Credits

Additional Course Requirements


Program 1: 44-56 Credits

Students must take between 7-19 credits of childhood education credits in addition to the special education courses required for their degrees. Students can be exempted from up to 12 credits of the general education requirements listed below on the basis of equivalent courses taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level. However, students may not be exempted from CEDC 72900 (Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators).

Special Education: Exit Standards


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
     
  2. Students must demonstrate consistently satisfactory written English in all course work.
     
  3. Student teaching , Supervised Practicum, and Clinical Teaching Lab:

    A. Students are required to attain a minimum grade of B in all student teaching, practica and clinical teaching lab courses. Students receiving B-, C+, or C for any one of these courses must apply to the department chairperson for permission to retake that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F in a fieldwork or clinical teaching course will not be allowed to continue in the program.

    B. Students must complete all required days and hours for each of the student teaching, practica and clinical teaching lab courses. Students not completing the minimum required days and hours will receive a course grade of IN for that course, prohibiting them from graduating.
     
  4. Culminating Activity—Students must perform satisfactorily on a two-part culminating activity (partial requirements of  , Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education):

    A comprehensive research-based oral presentation on a current special education issue

    and either an original written research proposal or a written proposal for competitive grant funding.
     
  5. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.
     

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