Teaching Exceptional Adolescents: Generalist
: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
: Prepares teachers for support roles in special education such as consultant teacher, resource room service providers, and integrated co-teachers
: Fall, Spring, or Summer
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
The course work and field experiences develop 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.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer (both sessions): April 15
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for applications and general application 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.
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Teacher candidates who 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. 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.