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Childhood Special Education - Advanced Certificate


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Program Coordinator

Timothy Lackaye
917 West Building
(212) 772-4777
tlachaye@hunter.cuny.edu

This post-master’s, advanced certificate program in Childhood Special Education is designed for students with existing New York State certification in either Childhood Education Grades 1-6 or a different certification area of Special Education.

Admissions Requirements


1. A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5

2. NYS certification in one of the following:

  • Students with Disabilities, Birth – Grade 2
  • Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12 Generalist
  • Childhood Education, Grades 1-6

3. A distribution of at least 18 liberal arts and sciences credits as follows: 6 credits in historical and social sciences, 6 credits in science, 6 credits in math.

4. A personal statement.

5. A recommendation from a supervisor or academic professor.

Progress Standards


1. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in order to continue 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. A student who receives a grade 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 students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.

Fieldwork Benchmarks


1. All field experiences and student teaching will take place in the New York City public schools.

2. Students must receive a grade of at least B in fieldwork, student teaching, or practicum courses. Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the Chairperson of the Department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F or WU will not be allowed to continue in the program.

3. Student teching and practicum courses listed as “by permission only” will require that students have taken all relevant certification exams required.

4. Students must have no outstanding IN grades or admission conditions in order to be given permission for student teaching or practicum.

Exit Requirements


1. An overall GPA of 3.0.

2. A grade of at least B in classes based upon fieldwork/clinical teaching (SPED 78200  and SPED 78400 ).

3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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