Advanced Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area

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Degree: Advanced Certificate
Credits: 15
Career Path: Teacher of record for a special class in the candidate’s certification subject area and/or support, consultant, and collaborative roles

Start Semester: Any
Campus: Lincoln Center or online*
Full-time/Part-time: Both

*Starting in the spring 2017 semester, we will offer this program fully online. 

The program is for teachers who already possess initial, provisional, permanent, or professional certification as a classroom teacher of adolescents grades 7-12, in at least one subject area.

The course work develops 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 Prerequisites

Applicants must hold an initial or professional certificate in either adolescence: biology, chemistry, Earth science, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer (both sessions): April 15

Effective immediately, those applying to Teaching or Educational Leadership programs at the master's or advanced certificate level are now required to submit standardized MAT, GRE, or equivalent exam scores with their application.

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

Online Program

Program Courses

  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, and Future (CTGE5155)
  • Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Learning Environments (CTGE5165)
  • Assessment of Diverse Learners with Disabilities (CTGE5170)
  • Co-teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in Inclusive Adolescence (CTGE5175)
  • Co-teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5176)
  • Field Experience Seminar (CTGE5200)

Course Sequence

Note that the foundations courses must be taken in the first semester but the subsequent courses can be taken out of order,

Semester One

  • Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Learning Environments (CTGE5165)
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, and Future (CTGE5155)

Semester Two

  • Assessment of Diverse Learners with Disabilities (CTGE5170)
  • Co-teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5175)

Semester Three

  • Co-teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5176)
  • Field Experience Seminar (CTGE5200)
  • Portfolio (CTGE0790)

Fieldwork

Candidates are required to complete 50 observation hours and 20 student teaching days in classrooms for high needs students with disabilities under the supervision of a teacher certified in students with disabilities (grades 7 to 12) who has at least three years of teaching experience. The fieldwork requirements break down as follows:

  • CTGE5155: eight hours in grades 10-12
  • CTGE5175: fifteen hours in grades 10-12
  • CTGE5165: twelve hours in grades 7-9
  • CTGE5176: fifteen hours in grades 7-9
  • CTGE5200 (student teaching): ten days in grade 9 and ten days in grades 10-12

Candidates currently teaching in a middle or high school may be able to complete fieldwork at their own schools with approval from Fordham. Candidates not currently teaching will be placed in a local partner school.

Contact

GSE Admissions
212-636-6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

Dr. Su-Je Cho

On Campus Program

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions.

  • Assessment of All Learners with Disabilities (CTGE5170)
  • Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Learning Environments (CTGE5165)
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future (CTGE5155)
  • Teaching English Language Arts and History in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5175)
  • Teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms (CTGE5176)

All courses require eight to 10 fieldwork hours with students with disabilities.

Contact

GSE Admissions
212-636-6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

Program Faculty

Dr. Rhonda Bondie (Lincoln Center program)
Dr. Patricia Shea-Bischoff