Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation Extension Advanced Certificate


Program Overview

This post-master’s, advanced certificate program will prepare you to serve as a teacher of students with severe and multiple disabilities, including those with deaf-blindness, in educational programs from birth to grade 12.




New York State annotation extension certification in Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Eligibility and Admission Requirements

This program is designed for applicants who possess a master’s degree and hold New York State teacher certification.

  • A master’s degree in Special Education with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 in the degree that led to certification
  • Initial, professional or permanent New York State certification in:
    • Early Childhood Special Education, Birth to Grade 2
    • Students with Disabilities, Grades 1 to 6
    • Students with Disabilities, Grades 7 to 12
    • Blind and Visually Impaired
    • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    • Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities PreK to 12
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

To Apply

Applications are accepted each Fall and Spring semester.

To start your application, visit the Hunter College Online Application.

When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Adv. Cert in Severe/Multiple Disabilities Annotation-Specialized Addl Cert.

Application Deadlines

Fall Start

  • March 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • May 15 (Extended Deadline)

Spring Start

  • October 15 (Priority Deadline)
  • November 1 (Extended Deadline)

Visit How to Apply for information about deadline extensions.

Related Programs

If you do not have New York State teacher certification, consider applying to one of our master’s degree program in Childhood Special Education Grades 1 to 6: Severe/Multiple Disabilities or Early Childhood Special Education Birth to Grade 2: Severe/Multiple Disabilities.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Leader

Virginia Gryta

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