NYC Teaching Collaborative – Adolescent Special Education (MSEd)

 

The New York City Teaching Collaborative program is a New York State certification program for Adolescent Special Education (MSED). You will apply for your certification through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) TEACH Online Services.

You will apply for a Transitional B at the beginning of the program and will apply for Initial Certification upon graduation. Once you have completed three years of full-time paid teaching experience you can apply for your Professional Certification.

New For Students with Disabilities 7-12 Certification Generalists candidates/teachers who are teaching or seek to teach in a self-contained classroom:

  • Effective July 1, 2021, all special education teachers who teach one or more subject areas in a special class (self-contained class) in grades 7-12, with some or no students under alternate assessment, must either: be certified in each subject area that they teach, or meet the teaching experience requirement for the statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) and have an active SOCE application in the TEACH online system in each subject area that they teach. A students with disabilities generalist grades 7-12 teacher can teach as a Consultant Teacher, Resource Room Teacher, Integrated Co-Teacher, or Special Class Teacher – All Students Under Alternate Assessment.
  • If you have 18 credits in biology, chemistry, earth science, English, math, physics, social studies, or a language, you can apply for a subject area extension. If you have a total of 18 credits (undergraduate and/or graduate)  in one of those subjects or wish to gain additional credits, please make an appointment to meet with an advisor to determine next steps – select certification and licensure advising from the list.
  • Read the full NYSED regulation.

For questions, please contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at soe.oasa@hunter.cuny.edu.