Advanced Certificate in Advanced Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area
Fordham University

Program Details

The online Advanced Certificate in Advanced Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area program is for teachers who already possess certification as a classroom teacher for grades 7-12 in at least one subject area and want to be the teacher of record for a special class in that subject area.  Graduates may also act as support, consultants, or in collaborative roles in that subject area.  Coursework develops competencies in understanding principles and policies of special education and proficiency in assessing and providing evidence-based intervention and instruction for culturally diverse adolescents with a range of disabilities.  Courses include:

  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, and Future
  • Consultation and Co-Teaching in Collaborative Learning Environments
  • Assessment of Diverse Learners with Disabilities
  • Co-teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies in Inclusive Adolescence
  • Co-teaching Math and Science in Inclusive Adolescence Classrooms

Requirements

  • Initial or professional certificate in either adolescence: biology, chemistry, Earth science, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Personal statement
  • CV or resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • GRE or equivalent exam
  • Two letters of recommendation

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education