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Childhood Special Education: Grades 1-6

Learning Disabilities

Program Coordinators
Prof. Kate Garnett (Advisor for A-D); 920 West Building; (212) 772-4749; kgarnett@hunter.cuny.edu
Prof. Timothy Lackaye (Advisor for E-J); 917 West Building;  (212) 772-4777; shines@hunter.cuny.edu
Prof. David Connor (Advisor for K-P); 909 West Building; (212) 772-4746; dconnor@hunter.cuny.edu
Prof. Jennifer Samson (Advisor for Q-Z); 915 West Building; (212) 772-4663; jsams@hunter.cuny.edu 

Behavior Disorders

Program Coordinator
Prof. Tom McIntyre; 914 West Building; (212) 772-4706; thomas.mcintyre@hunter.cuny.edu 

Severe/Multiple Disabilities Annotation (Including Deafblindness)

Program Coordinators
Prof. Rosanne K. Silberman; 916 West Building; (212) 772-4740; rsilberm@hunter.cuny.edu
Prof. Ellen Trief; 911 West Building; (212) 772-4110; etrief@hunter.cuny.edu

These graduate programs prepare students to teach in Childhood Special Education environments, including self-contained and inclusion settings. Graduates from the severe/multiple disabilities program will be able to serve in such roles as specialized teachers of learners with severe disabilities, including deafblindness; inclusion support providers; and as collaborative team teachers with general education teachers in public and private schools, private agencies, hospitals and clinics. For those who do not already hold NYS certification in Childhood Education, these programs lead to dual certification, Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities Grades 1-6. We offer a separate program that focuses on severe and multiple disabilities, which also leads an additional certification in Severe/Multiple Disabilities Extension Annotation. Both programs offer two tracks: a dual certification track for those with no NYS certification in Childhood Education and for those with Childhood Education certification.

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