Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Teaching Programs

Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension: English


Application Deadlines
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15


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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
Credits: 36
Career Path: Classroom English teacher for students with disabilities

Start Semester: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Campus: Lincoln Center & Westchester
Full-time/Part-time: Both

This program prepares teachers to be the teacher of record for a special class in English as well as for support roles in special education such as consultant teacher, resource room service providers, and integrated co-teachers in all subject areas.

The course work and field experiences emphasize the subject area of the extension while developing competencies in understanding principles and policies of special education and proficiency in assessing and providing evidenced-based intervention and instruction for culturally diverse adolescents with a range of disabilities.

Program Pre-Requisites

Applicants must have an earned degree in English or its equivalent, with a minimum of 36 credits in English language arts coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: American literature, British literature prior to 1650, multicultural literature, multiple genres, written composition, and women writers.

Admissions Information

Application Deadline:
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer (both sessions): April 15
Visit the Admissions section for applications and general application requirements.

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Fieldwork Requirements

In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, students are in classrooms for three full days per week: observation for three weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for ten weeks.

In the fall and spring semesters of the second year, students are in classrooms for five full days per week: observation for two weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for twelve weeks.

Program Curriculum

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Certification Information

Teacher candidateswho meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area. This program leads to New York State certification as a teacher of Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist with an extension in English. Read more about certification procedures.

Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.


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