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In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies
Welcome to the program in Intellectual Disability/Autism
Our programs prepare students to work with individuals with disabilities across a range of contexts. We offer MA and MEd programs in Intellectual Disability/Autism leading to special education certification for teachers of students with and without disabilities in a variety of public and private classroom settings (e.g., general education classrooms, integrated co-teaching (ICT) classrooms, self-contained classrooms, and special schools) across early childhood, childhood, and adolescence. We also offer an MA in Severe/Multiple disabilities for current special educators, and an MA in Guidance and Habilitation for those seeking a non-teacher certification interdisciplinary program focused on the study of individuals with developmental disabilities. At the doctoral level, we offer EdD and PhD programs. Across all of our programs, we offer specialized preparation for working with individuals Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability.
M.Ed. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Early Childhood Level)
This M.Ed. program is for students who seek NY State initial Special Education and General Education teaching certificates at the early childhood level (birth-grade 2)
M.A. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Childhood Level)
This M.A. program is for students who seek NY State initial Special Education and General Education teaching certificates at the childhood level
M.A. in Intellectual Disability/Autism (Adolescence Level)
This M.A. program is for students who seek a NY State initial Special Education teaching certificate at the adolescence level (grades 7-12)
M.A. in Multiple or Severe Disabilities
This M.A. program is designed for students who already have initial Special Education teaching certificates. The program provides specialized training for working with students with ID and/or ASD and leads to annotation in multiple/severe disabilities.
M.A. in Guidance and Habilitation
This non-teacher-certification M.A. program is designed for students who seek training in developmental disabilities from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Ph.D. and Ed.D. in Intellectual Disability/Autism
The Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs are designed for students who seek advanced research training in ID/Autism.
Connect With Intellectual Disability/Autism
Program Director: Laudan B. Jahromi, Ph.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University
5th Floor Thorndike Hall
Phone: 212-678-3880 Fax: 212-678-8259
Email: Samantha Augustin (email@example.com)