Mar 01, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Special Education: Additional NYS Certification - Advanced Certificate


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Program Coordinator

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

This program (Academic Plan: ECSB2-AC) leads to a post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Special Education: Early Childhood, Birth – Grade 2 consistent with regulations of the New York State Education Department. The program is designed for students with existing New York State certification in early childhood general education; it leads to an additional teaching certificate in students with disabilities birth to grade 2.

Admission Requirements


  1. A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5.
  2. New York State initial, professional or permanent  certification in Early Childhood Education, Birth – Grade 2.
  3. A personal statement.
  4. A recommendation from a supervisor or academic professor.
  5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Progress Standards


  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F(WU) in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F/WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Exit Requirements


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. A grade of at least B in classes based upon field work (SPEDE 77600 ) and clinical teaching (SPEDE 77820  or SPEDE 77920 ).
  3. Completion of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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