The College of Saint Rose Academic Facilities.

The Professional Special Education program is designed for candidates who hold provisional special education or initial special education certification at the time of acceptance into the program.

This program leads to professional certification in special education at the birth-grade 2, grades 1-6, or 7-12 level depending upon the level of certification already acquired from undergraduate study.

Program Coursework (30 credits minimum)
  • 6-9 Credits Educational Research
  • 12 Credits Content and Strategy Coursework in Special Education
  • 3 Credits Assessment Coursework in Special Education
  • 6 Credits Literacy Coursework
  • 3 Credits Elective Option (advisor approved)
  • 0 Credits Non-Credit Requirements (certification workshops)

Suggested Course Sequence

Year One

3 credits: SED 506 – Issues in Research & Special Ed.
3 credits: SED 511 – Organization & Collaboration
3 credits: CSD 548 – AAC & Clinical Applications
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3 credits: SED 566 – Assessment for Students w/Dis.
3 credits: SED 528 – Fostering Family/School Partnerships
3 credits: TED 503 – Assistive Technology
3 credits: LRC 540 – Diagnosis of Literacy Problems

Year Two

3 credits: SED 590 – Research Seminar in Spec. Ed.
3 credits: LRC 540 – Diagnosis of Literacy Problems