Special Education Certificate
The Importance of Special Education
Special educators in today’s world are dedicated professionals who want to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. They are committed to the field of special education. They appreciate and embrace the diverse range of students’ needs. They remain lifelong learners as they seek out and implement validated practices supported by research in the field. They are able to work effectively within a variety of settings, situations and personalities.
Special education teachers are able to assess and evaluate student progress; make appropriate accommodations and deliver individualized instruction that is based upon each student’s individual educational program. Finally, special educators are constant agents of positive change in a demanding yet exciting field.
CAS in Special Education
The Graduate Division of Education offers a program leading to a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Special Education. The CAS may qualify candidates for special education certification in grades 1-6 or 7-12 provided all other New York State certification requirements are met.
The CAS in special education is open to students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accrediting institution and have completed a M.S. in education from an accrediting institution.