Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation Extension (Advanced Certificate)


Welcome to the Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation Extension (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.

This program is designed to prepare New York State certified teachers to serve as teachers of students with severe and multiple disabilities, including those with deafblindness, in educational programs from birth to grade 12.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 19 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequence for a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take certification exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation Extension (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) administered by the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE).


Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

All students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Student teaching/practicum requires 5 full days per week for two semesters in grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester. Students may complete practicum in their current job if it is aligned with their pending certification/area of study.

Certification and Licensure

Graduates of this program will be eligible for New York State annotation extension certification in Severe and Multiple Disabilities. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

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