Childhood Special Education – Learning Disabilities (Advanced Certificate)

 

Students in the Childhood Special Education – Learning Disabilities (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) that are embedded in coursework, and two semesters of Learning Lab.

Requirements During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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Fieldwork and Learning Lab Requirements

For a full list of fieldwork and Learning Lab requirements consult the course catalog and the course sequence guides. Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.

Course Catalog

Course Sequence and Program Tracker

Consult the course sequence guides for a suggested order of education courses. Meet with your program advisors to determine your particular course of study before registering for classes.

Security Clearance Requirements

Fingerprinting is required for certification and select clinical experiences (fieldwork and student teaching/practicum). Visit Fingerprinting for Hunter College School of Education Students for complete requirements, processes and procedures.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is both embedded in coursework activities and assignments as well as implemented with students you are teaching. If you are not currently teaching, placement or match for fieldwork can be discussed with your instructor and/or faculty advisor. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.

Registration Processes and Procedures

Registration

Registration permission is required from your Faculty Advisor in conjunction with the Special Education Department office. Students register for all courses through CUNYfirst.

Learning Lab

SPED 782 and 784 is the Learning Lab Clinical Experience. Teacher candidates will tutor a student twice weekly throughout the Fall and Spring semester and receive clinical supervision of that work with the student. A student will be provided on campus. There is a once weekly seminar class as well. If possible, this course may be offered hybrid online where the teacher candidate tutors a student from his or her current teaching (with school and parental permission) and then participates in a seminar that is mostly online. Your faculty advisor will tell you if this is an option prior to registering for coursework for the Fall.

Registration Processes and Procedures

Registration permission is required from your Faculty Advisor in conjunction with the Special Education Department office. Students register for all courses through CUNYfirst.