Adolescent Special Education Generalist, Grades 7-12 Overview
This program is designed for students with no previous education background who wish to become special educators at the secondary level. The program prepares students to teach youth who are primarily classified as learning disabled. Adolescent special education generalists develop expertise in methods of teaching reading, writing, and mathematics. In addition, they build knowledge of the high school curriculum via studying four major subject areas (English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies). Graduates of the program are recommended to New York State for certification as teachers of students with disabilities - adolescent generalist. They work as resource room teachers and in team-teaching situations alongside general educators. Graduates of the program who have significant undergraduate coursework in math, English, social studies or science may apply for a certificate annotation in their subject.